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  1. Random thoughts of an Epeeist

    by , 01-30-2014 at 10:36 AM
    I am so sick of overcommitting. I need to have shorter 'first steps'.

    Mental note: Practice is practice, not competition. Need to stop trying to fence competitively at practice.

    Goals:

    1. I have decided to attend two more ROCs before the end of the season. Thankfully they are both relatively close (driving distance). TOP 8 or bust.

    2. Currently Ranked 6th on the Vet40 National Points list, with one event left, Summer Nationals. ...
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  2. 11/28 stuff

    by , 01-29-2014 at 09:26 PM
    A Tuesday night chock full of epee.
    Fenced 7 or 8. Had some fun. Did some situational stuff, and of course, had a lesson.
    Mostly worked on not over committing and defense. I'm discovering how interrelated those 2 elements of the sport really are.

    Noteable bouts: Graham W: This was the bout where I really made a concious effort regarding over committment. Just playing the game, not trying to hit with every attack. Parrying an attack rather than countering. Having a ...

    Updated 01-30-2014 at 07:05 AM by jeremyb215

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  3. Age-related unpredictability

    by , 01-29-2014 at 10:31 AM
    The seasonal affective disorder is starting to wane slightly. I'm not as lethargic, gloomy, and narrow-visioned. The downside is that I have more emotional response available, so my moods are back. I'll take it, however. Yesterday, I actually made some inroads on my to-do list at work. Most of the time in midwinter I'm so overwhelmed with keeping up that I never get to the long-term stuff.

    I've also made an appointment for Monday to start the process of dealing with the foot. ...

    Updated 01-29-2014 at 10:56 AM by Peach

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  4. See Hannah Fence | Packing: A lesson learned the hard way

    by , 01-27-2014 at 12:10 PM
    I scheduled my flight from Midway with a transfer in Nashville before continuing on to Virginia Beach. Security was easy and I got to my gate by noon. That was the last thing that went right for the next twelve hours.

    Packing: A lesson learned the hard way on See Hannah Fence
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  5. DVFC Open Mixed Sabre

    by , 01-26-2014 at 02:11 PM
    Another frustrating week due to the snow. The club was closed Tuesday night, and I couldn't work out at the health club the next night because the snow was still too bad. I did make it in Thursday night, and managed to fence Mike, Nathaniel, and abouttothunder, but I still am not getting as much exercise as I would like.

    However, DVFC was hosting a mixed sabre today. I always try to go to events at my own club to show support and to lend my rating to the event, so though I lately ...

    Updated 01-26-2014 at 02:40 PM by Peach

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