Prep Work

February 23, 2015
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Bath, 1925. Imogen Cunningham

 

The Open starts at the end of the week. My coaches have all told me, in so many words, that there is no more training I can do: I can only stay the same…or get worse. So I am going into self-care mode. Here is my to-do list:

  • Focus on mobility in the gym to keep my shoulders, thoracic spine, and hips open, using the movements suggested in Kelly Starrett’s book
  • Take my supplements on time, as directed
  • Eat meals on time and exactly as directed
  • Slather my hands in CrossFixe repair balm multiple times every day to repair blisters and calluses
  • Get body work done, especially focusing on shoulders and arms
  • Break in my new shoes, Inov8 F-lite 240’s
  • Read pertinent sections of “The Invictus Mindset,” especially Chapters Three and Five
  • Soak 20 minutes in an Epsom salt bath before bed
  • Get eight hours of sleep every night

 

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The Unmade Bed, Imogen Cunningham, 1957


 

Do you have any personal rituals you follow before a big competition?

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