I hadn’t been to Sportrock since my FF1 class last Wednesday (*tisk tisk*, I know). I had planned to go on Friday, but hadn’t taken into account my 6:00 PM call time in McLean for my MSVA performance (oops). Decided I would go on Saturday, but ended up not feeling very well in the hours preceding the Reston Chorale performance that evening.
I finally made it over to Sportrock for about an hour and a half this afternoon before joining my parents for dinner and then heading off to my 5 PM call for MSVA performance #2. I made sure to take care of my FF1 homework – 5 wall traverses focusing on wall contact and sequencing. In reality, it’s not a difficult task, so I decided to step it up a bit and do all five wall traverses consecutively, without taking breaks in between. THAT was a great workout. I ended up doing 6 wall traverses, because I felt I still had some in me.
Spent the rest of the time reinforcing some of the bouldering problems I had completed in the past. I also completed one or two other problems I had been working on, which was pretty satisfying.
I will be back at Sportrock tomorrow after work, as there tends to be more of a bouldering crowd you can jump in and climb with (today was pretty slim pickings). So after I do another five wall traverses, I’ll hopefully learn and complete a few more bouldering problems. I need to knock out the routes that are on the wall now, as the Friction Bouldering Competition finale is this Saturday, December 13th and I’m pretty sure they will be changing up a lot of the routes to keep contestants on their toes.
I wish I could compete, but I’m both A) not good enough (yet), and B) have MSVA concert #3 that evening and will have to be in Leesburg at 6 PM. I am hoping to be there for a while however, camera in hand!