15 Mar MDLP: Training 8 weeks out
Headed into this week with a good approach. Having taken a few days off to let the body settle back into its place I quickly realized I was 8 weeks out. It is amazing how life can start to dull your senses. Like I had said before in previous writings, having pushed back my comp 4 weeks really set off my mental clock. Due to stressors and real life scenarios outside of my training, getting my mental game back was not an easy one. It is never easy is it? Nor should it be. It is a daily battle and I write about this often. I can either be overwhelmed by this daily fight or simply dive in and get my hands dirty.
With 8 weeks to go the outlook has shifted. Things in my life will now have to take a different order in importance. Sleep, food, training amongst a few other things need to take priority as all my vices and social scenarios will start to dull. Purchasing the tickets to Kentucky has made it very much a real endeavor and its been years since I travel for comp. My first priority is to stay healthy and move forward without sacrificing my long term goals. I am excited and anxious in the competitive way and I would be lying if I told you I did’t miss it. Traveling for a competition has a whole different level of physical and mental commitment.
Kentucky has similar events to the ones I was training for prior to changing up shows with some small changes in loading implements. I will be loading heavy stones for the first time in 3 years and it is definitely going to be a mental battle. Having tore my bicep on a stone and also the basic lack of practice leaves me challenging myself on every rep and every set. I was a damn good stone loader and I still consider myself formidable. The next few weeks will give me a chance to prove it to myself and keep rebuilding my mind and body.
- Tuesday: Axel Deadlift Cluster 555# x 2, 1,1,1 with 10 sec rests
- Saturday Events: Press medley (axel, log, d bell), Stone over bar (255# over 52 inches)
Never Stray from The Way