Just a quick update as the end of the semester draws near. I have three finals next week then i am done! I will be back in MA on the 19th.
As for track, things are not going as I would like. Or more like, they are not going at all. Right before thanksgiving break i pulled my hamstring doing flying 20s at practice. I rested up for about 2 weeks, hoping I would be able to jump on our meet last sunday, the 6th. I tried warming up the thursday before the meet and aggravated my hamstring and it hurts again, after it finally had felt better. So i did not jump on sunday. And, my vault coach last night said I should give it a couple more weeks before I sprint again. So right now i am just doing the bike, pool workouts, and stuff like that. It became even more frustrating when the head coach decided to emphasis on the bus ride home that this was the first meet in a long time that no women school records had been broken. If I had jumped, I would have broke the record.
On the other hand, our vault coach seems to be helping our guy vaulters a lot. Even though they did not do as well as they wanted to on sunday, the guys’ form was much better than the first day they vaulted here. Matt, our vault coach, is breaking us down and getting back to the basics before he rebuilds us. And it certainly seems like it has helped the guys so far.
We practice at the NY armory, and there is club that actually holds it’s practices there as well. They are Apex Vaulting, the coach is Bronco. He is apparently one of the best coaches in NJ. At practice there are a couple of guys over 14′, and a couple girls at 12′. And, like Patriot PV, they have a lot of poles, so once I start practicing again, I will be able to borrow poles from him during practices. I will be starting up heavy practices after winter break.
My winter break is really short. I have to be back at school for practice on Jan. 6th, and there are a couple meets during that first weekend. Nor really sure which one i will be going too. But that will be the first meet i compete in . The two meets are the metro coaches invitational and the army invitational. One is on a fri, and the other on sat. I can’t wait to compete again!
So now back to studying for finals and such. I will see you all at Patriot PV practices at hit quarters hopefully a couple times during winter break!