I was really f0cking ill on Friday and had to take a day off work. I felt terrible. I started to feel terrible on Thursday and was thinking why was my Wednesday session so bad? Well now I know! Up to my head in cold and flu pills, a savage bout of sweating in bed and just feeling weak as f0ck.
I felt better on Saturday, but wasn’t sure how I would lift
Bw 88.2kg, thats the lighest I’ve been in ages. Thats after 5 sandwhiches, 2 apples and a litre of water! Late 2pm weigh in.
Snatch warm up
40 x 2
50 x 1
60 x 1
70 x 1
80 x 1
90 x 1
100 x 1
105 x 1 : rough
110x : in front
110x : rushed it in front, right arm buckles a tiny bit, but I saw some dodgy decisions being given so that was cack
110 : stuck it
Only one other competitor in the 94’s today. All of the other 94’s that would have qualified were injured or not competiting. He finished on 105kg but weighed lighter. So I’ve got 4kg on him now (if people lift the same the lighter person wins on bodyweight)
C&J warm up
60 x 1
80 x 1
100 x 1
110 x 1
120 x 1
130 : felt good
he went for 135 and got it,
137 : felt good
I chose to pick 140 next, he has to pick 142 to total the same and beat me on bw. He picks 141?! I’m thinking wtf?! I think his PB is 140 so he wants a PB, rather then beat me.
I again raise my weight to 142.
He goes out to do 141, misses, takes it again and misses. I’m the English Champ now
148 lol I went for a PB and failed lol. Should have just taken 142 but I’m guessing the result wouldn’t have been any better. Lost all of my focus.
Probably the lowest winning total in the history of the 94 class LOL. But f0ck it. The other guys didn’t turn up, I was ill as f0ck and did what I did. The other dude didn’t make it easy for me and I knew I needed to do at least 110. I’m sure, had he been up on the Snatch, he’d have walked over me and I don’t think I could have C&J enough to beat him with him having a lead on the C&J on me. I nearly bombed out myself!
I’ll take solace that I’m a strong competitor no matter how f0cked I am. I won’t go down without a fight and won’t make it easy for anyone to get one over me. Good strategy goes a long way in a close competition. 137 was a solid choice to push him to take 142 to beat me.
12yrs, first Senior title lol