Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Magique c'est chic

Ill with Chest cold thing again for the second time this month. Think overtraining and inadequate rest is the most likely culprit although I sense the lack of ventilation in work has something to do with it.

Fly on friday so power resting until then. Bring the noise boyyyyyyyyyy!

Thursday, 9 August 2007

Time warp

Tonight was spent at the board. Was going to head over to Pill Box with Matt but after a text from Keith, decided to stay local. Think we must have been in some weird time vacuum tonight as one minute it was 8.10, the next it was 10.10. Far from my best board session, it was good to catch up with Keith. Good to see he's getting psyched for crimping hard too. Think I saw him touch one sloper all night which was most bizarre. Keeping his eye in for Magic Wood no doubt like the rest of us.

Have to sort out these lower back pains and pulley problem before departure for Magic Wood. Dat shit aint right.

Widdop this weekend though not sure how much cranking will go down. May cram in some weights tomorrow after only having a short board session tonight.

Must write an extended meditation on some facet or other of climbing soon. Something on motivation I feel.

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

It's just a little crush

Saturday started off well at Woodwell and then it rained. Enough said.

Ended up in Ogwen on Sunday with Mick. I did Oswald from standing to prepare for the sitter but my left knee was in pain when doing the footlock. Mick sent the sitter second go and did Pit Traverse within a short space of time. Moved over to Ogof with Mick wanting to try Sway On. Was disgustingly hot there so moved over to a similarly hot Caseg Fraith. Mick had attempts on Repeat After Me and was latching the pinch no worries. The sheer heat and inevitable grease put paid to any ascent with the best part of the day being spent in the pit which was in remarkable condition with the good breeze keeping things as cool as you'll get this time of year.

Had a really decent weights session on Monday night with Rich. Resting Tuesday and Wednesday.

Bring on Magic Wood.

Friday, 3 August 2007

Stay calm and pass me the lip balm

For a complete change of scenery, went to Awful Walls for a session. Felt nice crusing some sections of my old project on the resin wall but was humid to fuck in there.

Not much worthy of note as one would expect from a session in that place.

Over a certain road and trowbarrow tomorrow. We'll see eh..

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

All psyched out

After over a week of being ill and even longer to lose a minging chesty cough, the weekend was spent in Ogwen and on the Orme. I felt piss weak on Saturday due to the remnants of the virus. Nevertheless, I rocked up to Harvey Oswald SS as regular as clockwork and proceeded to feel terrible. None of the moves felt a million miles off but there was the inescapable fact that I'd been knocked out by a virus for a week. Think I'm going to put it on the backburner for now as I don't want to lose my psyche for what is an incredible problem that I'm very close to doing.

Towards then end of the day, we headed over to the Ogwen lakeside boulder for an attempt on Rennaissance of the Small Hold. I'd wanted to try it for a while and felt good on the starting moves but split my tip after only 3 attempts. That was the end of that and I went home feeling thoroughly disenchanted with climbing.

For the first time ever, I've been experiencing a total downturn in psyche and I'm not too sure how to account for this. I suppose it's only natural given the recent weather. How many more board sessions can a man take before physically breaking down?

Sunday was spent spotting Andy after I woke up feeling exhausted.

Tuesday spent on the fingerboard and weights.

Tomorrow I'm going to crush the best project I've ever had on the board.

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