I fenced 9 bouts Thursday. Worked on distance sense and acceleration and setting up hits in various ways.
About halfway through the evening I shifted into "competitive" mode to prepare for the tournament. Upped the intensity level a bit. Not bad. Took some 5s off some clubmates who usually beat me 3 straight.
After my bout with coach Nick (I won all 3 5s), he told me I had really improved over the past year or so. Nice to get that kind of feedback.
US Fencing may host Worlds, Or, The Time I Went to World Championships
It's said you aren't given more than you can handle and that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. I should be able to bend steel. At this point you might say, "Do you think you're the only who has had problems? Look at this person, or you could be worse, or it beats the alternative." I understand others have had and do have their issues. But this is me. To quote Michael Corleone in Godfather 3, "This is not what I wanted!" It's the quality of MY life we are talking about
Wednesday foil class. Six for class, three advanced, one intermediate, and two beginners.
Warmups. Something new and different, but I had the advantage of exposure during the Mike Pederson clinic. Jumping rope. Not too bad, especially given that my reactions were still off from the migraine and meds. Run through. Run in, jump, run out. Run in, jump, run back, run through. Last was tough. Wasn't warmed up enough for my hips to be happy, but I managed it barely. It was fun, though.
Updated 12-31-2013 at 11:43 PM by abouttothunder
I have had no time to fence this week. One of my professors thinks it's funny to assign projects without actually teaching us anything related to the project, so that's taken up all my time.
I did manage to go into DCFC on Wednesday for a lesson, though. Brief fence-off with the other Scott for first lesson with Ilya, which I won 5-3. Scott has a tendency to get off-balance and curl up a little when pressed, and I ran up three points and a double that way before letting up another.