I often tell athletes that an avalanche began as a snowflake. Consistent effort and momentum allows that to grow into a snowball, and then at some point an unstoppable for of nature. If you're not trying to bring this type of physical and technical wrath you will never reach your goal as a pole vaulter, As Scott Henning used to say, "You've gotta be a big bad ass ninja!". That's what I'm after - BEAST MODE!
There are power vaulters and finesse vaulters. I am a power vaulter. This year I found out that power vaulters can't perform in finesse bodies. SO, 6:30 AM in my garage before the sun comes up, I'm lifting my ass off so I can be to our high school PV kids 8:30 AM practice on time. Momentum chip gained.
I've mentioned that I don't listen to music when I train for a message, but rather for a beat that won't let me stop. Today I thank an ultimate rock survivor, Dave Mustaine of Megadeth. He had 11 rehabs and found God before learning he could truly rock. Thanks for kicking my butt today when I wanted to quit MANY times! Bubba
Megadeth - "In My Darkest Hour" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWk-EoRv5mQ