This weekend, I was very happy with how I was able to recovery from each workout, and feel good and ready for the next bit. The nutrition plan I worked out with my Nutrition Coach Mike Kesthely from Dynamic Nutrition worked out perfectly. My hydration was on point the entire weekend. And all that made me much more recovered than I ever did last year. Even right now, the day after the competition I feel pretty damn good and not very sore or tired. Last year, after only two days of competition I felt pretty wrecked. Going forward now all I have to do is use the same strategy with only some minor tweaking here and there.
Only ok for this weekend. Next time, I need to put some more focus in this aspect to help my tissues recovery and get me moving well for each workout. I mobilized a bit prior to each workout but I feel I could have done more to really set me up in optimal positions.
The program design laid out to me by James Fitzgerald prior to the competition really worked well for me this time. 5 days of training a week with only 1 double a week for the 5 weeks leading up to competition seems like the sweet spot. I think doing the workouts beforehand really helped me as well and next year I would like to have the same sort of program prior to Regionals.
I had a great group of people there supporting me. That made a big difference in some of the workouts. We have a great community at WCSC and I am super motivated to represent them even better next year.
Training starts back up on Friday…