Ok, so it’s officially my first week back at WPI – I got here on Monday – and we started practicing right away. After unpacking I had a 5 o’clock practice which was pretty intense on the warm up, drills, and hurdle mobility stuff. We did a few shorter sprints around our fabulous, ancient 80 meter indoor track but overall it was a good practice… until our coach told us that the rest of the week would be double practices so she would see us bright eyed and bushy tailed at 6AM! The idea of practicing so early was that morning and evening practices would be almost 12 hours apart, but still, 6AM? That’s brutal. However, everyone showed up – although admittedly just about everyone was still 60% asleep – and we had another practice of really focusing on drills and such. We then did a nice little hill workout in the balmy 9-degree weather. That evening we focused on our primary events, so for me vaulting J we did lots of drills and handstands, but overall the practice was successful and a whole lot easier than the morning’s practice.
At any rate, classes start today – yes, we still had practice this morning and we’ll have it again tomorrow (Friday) – and I’m really looking forward to C-term, aka 3rd quarter. I’m going to miss winter vacation, but it’s great being back at WPI