On Sunday I went on a bit of a road-trip down to Dover to watch the boys from my gym compete in the GBPF men’s Classic.
It was awesome fun and everyone did really well. I got to see Stephen Manuel squat 300kg and Tom Martin deadlift 350kg. The venue was pretty damn fine too.
Now that the women’s & men’s Classics are done, it’s technically the end of my powerlifting year and the beginning of a new one. Tonight I start a new program to run me down to the Greater London championships on November 22nd. Apparently we’re doing lots of speed work. I hate speed work 😦
I’m hoping to get my qualification for the 2015 Classic done at the Greater Londons, because I won’t be competing much in the spring/early summer 2015. I’m off on holiday in January & March, both times to the USA, so I’ll come back from both holidays over comp weight & of course completely out of shape. But it will be worth it for all the buffets I’m going to hit in Vegas 🙂
I think my next competition after November 22nd will be the London Clubs in June(ish) or the All-England in August. Although the 2015 Classic is in September, so the All-England may not be doable. I think 2015 is going to be a 2-competition year, as opposed to my usual 3!
I have no idea how much I weigh at the moment, but I want to compete on November 22nd in the <72s, so I guess I need to start thinking about my weight again. I've been seriously slacking on the nutrients/protein front recently – I think when I'm not training hard/running up to competition, I just don't bother to think about eating 100g+ of protein a day or whatever. I'm definitely not in the "It's a lifestyle change!" camp, as without competitions I just wouldn't have the motivation to eat protein until I puke/force myself to eat the hated vegetables/steer clear of lovely lovely bread & pasta.
Plus, as I was reminded at the weekend, competing is awesome because everyone is lovely (in real life at least; on Facebook not so much) and it’s ace and brilliant etc etc. Just remind me of that next time I’m making weight and CRYING about it, OK?