Futile Effort! = this kid & me today!
As bad as this sounds it's really just the signal that I need a phase break for my change of focus as I've gotten the most out of what I was doing. If I get one good vault day per week and two good lifting and running days, I'll be miles further ahead.
Let's put this in perspective. I have 5.5 months before the world championships in France and I'm already over 12' 1/2" from 4 lefts/8 steps on a 12' 4"/3.75m pole. My meet run s 6/12. With my weight down to 160 lbs. these poles are working well. That said I have three more coming in Tuesday, which will give me three poles bigger than the one I jumped 12' on. I would be shocked if 3.65m/11' 11 1/2" didn't get a medal in France, so that needs to be automatic for me. I think I'm real close to that, and with three poles bigger who knows.
I think being off until Thursday will give these aches and pains a chance to settle down a bit. My new program is less abusive as it spreads the work out over several days rather than compresses it like when I jump two days. My nine 12'4" poles are forgiving, yet big enough to jump high on. I've never had a right hamstring, nor any hamstring strain this mild. I'll give it three hard weeks to settle in my new training and then get back to jumping. Have a great Sunday! Bubba
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