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Summer challenges

Post by C-Fan » 24 Apr 2017 14:04

3.5 months until Worlds. Laying out my Worlds goals here, so I can hold myself accountable/inspire myself to push harder:

:arrow: Dropless in Finals
:arrow: Make Finals
:arrow: At least one dropless at Worlds
:arrow: 200+ point Shred 30

That's in the order of how much I care about them. I'm not sure what order I'd put those in, in terms of how achievable they are.

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Well that went poorly...

Post by C-Fan » 18 Aug 2017 10:29

Post Worlds update:

I did poorly at Worlds. I made the strategic decision to scratch from all events other than routines, in an attempt to ensure my legs were as fresh as possible. I think this both helped me AND hurt me. It helped, in that my legs did indeed feel fresh every day I competed. It hurt, in that I didn't spend enough time playing on the weird competition carpet, and I never got fully comfortable with the way it moved under me. So maybe if I had done Circles or Shred30, it would have acclimated me more to the surface. Who knows. Anyway, not doing Shred30 meant I didn't attempt my 200 point goal. On the routines side, it was pretty much a total shit show. I think I had 3 drops in round 1, 2 drops in semis, and 4 fucking drops in finals. Embarassing really. I think the reason Finals went so badly for me, was that I made the strategic mistake of wearing sunglasses as a prop for the first 10 seconds of the routine. I had done that in practice, but that was all on normal surfaces. Given my struggles on the carpet in the first two rounds, I never should have risked introducing an extra variable to the mix. I think I had 2 drops in the first 10 seconds, and that's on me.

So no dropless at Worlds. I did make Finals, and I guess technically I tied my best finish in routines (5th), but overall it was really disappointing. I had a good routine, I had it practiced, and if I had hit it I think I had a real shot to win the title. So with that kind of ceiling, my finals performance felt like a punch to the face.

Sounds like Worlds is in Europe again next year, so this may have been my last chance to do well at Worlds. I'll likely be in my 40s next time it's back in the states...sigh. So on the goals side, it would be nice to get one more dropless at some point. I've got 9 for the career, and having 10 would be such a nice round number. Maybe I can make some future East Coasts or USO and pull that off.

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