Today could have been better. sure. but sometimes it just is what it is.
Because of my shoulder I missed almost an entire block of intensity workouts… I just started skiing again with my bad arm about a week ago. I didn’t really know what to expect going into today but I thought, “Heck! I dont have much of an option!”
It wasn’t horrible. but it was far from good. Shooting actually went fairly well. I shot 70% which for me right now in a race effort is pretty reasonable. and very realistic. My skiing however was far from where I want to or should be. It felt rusty. I couldn’t find a good gear and was just sort of stuck spinning. Not the effort I was looking for.
The good news? We know whats going on. you can’t ski fast when you have no intensity to back it up. It will come back fast. In the next couple of week with regular workouts back in my plan I will get back on track.
Its frustrating that I’m not fast right now as these races determine if I go to the first set of IBU cup races… but alas. Injuries happen. Set backs happen. Its just another hurdle I will work through.
Good things that happened today:
I didn’t give up. No negative talk going on during my race! …actually I didn’t really think about anything. maybe its back to that “if you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all” ?
On the range I felt calm and controlled. It wasn’t just point and shoot. I took good shots and felt really happy with my performance from that side of things.
Lastly… I went on a really awesome hike run this afternoon up the ridge behind our house. And it was lovely!