Not gonna do a full post, I’ll just put here what I was going to send out to my fuel cell before I trimmed it for posterity.
I went to chuck wagon practice on Wednesday and had a good showing (I’m still technically in “tryout” status, since I could only make one of the tryouts before school ended in the spring); the posterior training I’ve done over the past several weeks really paid off, I was running faster than I ever have. No joke. Still need to get the endurance up at the new speed, but it’s exciting.
However, I re-rolled the ankle I rolled at classwars early into our scrimmage chasing down a miscued huck after I planted to come in (clipped somebody else’s foot trying to run around them–my ankles and others’ feet don’t go well together) and I had to sit the rest of the time. I wanted to run a bunch more, so it was a bit frustrating.
Went with Wagon to Easterns as well, ran into former Dartmouth stalwarts such as Seigs (we watched him pull OB twice against Clapham from England), Agan (who was also recouping from a rolled ankle, and in the midst of Potomac tryouts), Shmi (playing for Brute squad), Liz (playing for NBT, “New Boston Team”), Orsi (playing for Rogue), Hoffman (playing for New Noise), Ryan Abraham (playing with HOV, a mid-tier DC team), the Fist (playing for the Colt .45s), and some older folk I didn’t know, one of whom played for Pike wearing an old Dartmouth Ultimate light (Mizuko, apparently?).
I tryed playing with a brace on for the first couple games and played ok. My first touch was in the endzone (self-call), that I bobbled and dropped (self-hangup) because I was wide open and had too much time to think about it (self-call?). I only got sporadic pt because of my tryout status (Chuck Wagon gives preference to its “core” players and ringers before letting developmental players and tryouts play), but that worked out ok since I could go on, run my ass off for a point, and recoup since I didn’t really have the gas to keep going for more than one point at a time. Played some decent D, though I definitely need to learn to anticipate the riskier throws, since lots of teams either have veterans who will make and complete said throws or are low-level enough such that they take their shots regardless of whether they’re there or not. Wagon’s got some solid veterans who will put the disc most places, which is a nice change of pace on O. My cutting was solid when I was playing, nobody can guard me. The O’s still a bit disjointed, continuation cuts and stack position are less than ideal but it should all start coming together over the coming months.
Took another step towards working out a program for the summer, I’ll be sure to post about it when I finally finish it. Probably Wedsnesday or Thursday after I’m over the Orgo Lab hump in my week.