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The first double header is over and I survived pretty well I think.
The first game was a lot of fun. The other team played very well and there were a lot of very long points. I was handling very well. Throws were crisp and precise and very few didn't end up at their intended location. My energy level felt awesome and I kept up a very good activity level. There was only 1 sub so I didn't sit off very many points. In the end we lost 13-2. Still, I really enjoyed playing with the other team.
Since the game was over quickly we had a big break.
A big break that allowed us to cool down.
And we lost our sub due to an injury.
Second game started and the other team was immediately over powering us. We seemed lethargic and couldn't get our act together. Throws were nowhere near their mark, and they zoned us pretty effectively. It was frustrating, and not at all enjoyable. Eventually they stopped zoning us, perhaps out of pity. It didn't help and our playing never got better. We lost that game 13-0
It was pointed out after the game that just have a big problem finishing points.
After posting about last nights game I headed off to bed. While brushing my teeth I noticed a bruise forming right on the bone.
I seem to remember the disk hitting me on that spot during the game, but today it has been quite sore. At work I am a converted left hand mouser, but I had to switch back to my right because the rubbing caused by mousing was starting to hurt a lot.
I was really dragging my butt this morning. I was feeling tired and groggy and my plan to ride to work was on my mind. Sox asked me if I was going to ride and I really was about to bail on riding, but then during my shower I decided to go for it anyway.
My ride this morning was actually quite nice. I was feeling tired, but my legs felt strong and overall I felt quick.
My ride to the field tonight was short and steep: I went straight up Foul Bay hill. Again I felt strong and was really looking forward to the game.
Warmup went really well. I got my throwing in and was feeling pretty good. We only had 2 subs tonight, so I knew there was going to be a lot of running. When the game began the other team took advantage of the wind and did a pretty consistent zone.
The Green team may have had a similar record as us, but I felt they played a lot better. Our team wasn't doing very good cuts. This made advancing on the zone difficult. Lots of swing passes to keep the cup moving lead to a slow march up the field. Once close to the endzone inevitably we threw away the disc.
I realize that I am almost a week late with my Ulti post, but here it is anyway.
Last Wednesdays game was an odd one for me. The game started at 6, but for some reason I had it in my head that it started at 6:30. I arrived to the game late, got my cleats on, and jumped in without any warmup at all. I tried to take it easy the first couple points to get my hands warmed up but I really felt slow and uncomfortable. It took me a long time to get into the game.
Of course it was windy so the other team was zoning us. I am usually a pretty good handler, so when calling the play, I was put in as a handler. I felt like I played pretty bad, and when I could finally feel a sweat being worked up, I was getting into the game.
Still, I was having problems with my forehand throwing, and couldn't get them to arc nicely, nor be speedy and accurate. I was constantly worried about a bad throw causing a turnover. On one play I made the rookie mistake of not watching the disc to my hands. The throw was near and I looked away to make a connecting play.
Great Ulti game tonight. It was a little warm out, but there was nooo wind! It was cloudy making it easy to see down the field, but the tradeoff was that it was muggy.
I had a great time at the game. I felt like I was running well, playing well, making good hard cuts. I caught a couple points and threw a couple points.
We were zoned a couple times which was an interesting tactic in calm weather, but we managed to march the disc up the field consistently, then unfortunately it would get thrown away or dropped near the end zone.
We were so close to winning for a while. We were down a few points, then managed to claw back to an 8-7 score.
During one point I was in the stack and one of my teammates made a cut and the throw to her was made. It sailed high and wide. I sprinted off after it, and managed to track it down to prevent the turnover.