Tuesday, September 13, 2011
During this 13 days of not vaulting due to the minor hamstring ding I decided it is good to vault a little heavier and also made the conscious decision to start pushing my hand grip up when I return to vaulting. I also made the decision to vault after only 13 days when there is really no good reason to do it other than I want to. I know I risk re-injury but I figured I'm running slow enough so I can always stop if I start to feel something. I've feel I have earned the right to have fun and give it a shot.
The result? Today I completed 11 of 13 vaults from a very slow 4 step jog/run and easily cleared 10' (3.05m) with three very good attempts at 10' 6" (3.20m). I could have moved up a pole and made it but that wasn't the point today. The point was to use a tiny pole and have some fun while seeing if I could raise my grip and get some better technical control. Mission accomplished as I felt nothing in my leg during my vaults or 8 hill/sleds. I also had a great time playing with some technical issues.
I'll move up a little level on Saturday, miss next Tuesday because I will be out of town, and then resume my normal training. Thank you for being here. I truly appreciate the support! Bubba
"Crossroads" with two of my favorite guitarists, Eric Clapton and John Mayer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh4n1bZi4d8