Give me a break!

Training was going amazing, and then I had a ridiculous nerve issue which caused me pain in my foot. I missed two running sessions and a pole vault session. Just when everything was going so well. Then, on top of that the first pole vault session back I broke a pole didn’t I? This caused … Continue reading Give me a break!

Monitoring Meaningful Metrics

So my start to the outdoor season hasn’t been stellar, but it has been the best I’ve ever had (even though it actually included 1 indoor competition, don’t ask). It would be very bizarre as a pole vaulter if I thought I was in this kind of shape, then went into my first competition and … Continue reading Monitoring Meaningful Metrics

How can Monkeys Make us Stronger?

An interesting week. I have two reasons not to talk too much about my result at Vault Cardiff. The first one is I’m pissed off at myself. The last two weeks I’ve written blogs on the importance of focus and of state management, yet I get to the competition and completely throw all this out … Continue reading How can Monkeys Make us Stronger?

Maintaining Arousal at my First Competition

So last Sunday was my first competition back competing off full run. The Welsh Championships in Cardiff. Hopefully I’ve been able to upload a video of me below, clearing 5.10m. This was the highest I cleared that day. A few years ago I would’ve found it difficult to come away with this result being anything … Continue reading Maintaining Arousal at my First Competition