2015 Classic -4 weeks

I had a sickening realisation on Saturday that it’s only 4 weeks until the 2015 British Classic (less than that, now) and I feel so utterly unprepared. My training is going not so great and my eating is all over the place (I stopped having protein shakes & trying to eat lots of protein months ago, and haven’t got back to it). Wow such athlete, very dedication.

Last Monday I was meant to have 3 sets of 4 squats @ 85kg; I managed 2 sets of 4, then one grindy set of 3 before I had to give up. On Saturday I was meant to have 4 sets of 3 deadlifts at 105kg; I managed only 100kg for all of them (in my defence, it was like 32 degrees Celsius in the gym and we don’t have aircon!)

My hope for the British was to get a 280kg total, but right now I think I’d be happy-ish if I get 275kg again. I have another competition in November to try for the magic 280kg – I originally said I wanted 280kg in 2015, not necessarily at the British.

The weekend of the British is going to be a hard one anyway. I’m refereeing on the Saturday, and if my experience of refereeing at the All-England earlier this month is anything to go by, I’m going to be exhausted by the end of the day. Then I have to go to my hotel, try to find something appropriate to eat and get an early night (which will be hard given we’re travelling as a group and people will no doubt want to socialize), then get up early the next day and lift. Then drive home in the evening (2.5 hours!)

Still, I’m not dreading it – it’s going to be fun; stressful but fun. Hopefully mostly fun!

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