France and the Training psych

Going to France with Andrew was an amazing experience. It was the first time in the last year that I felt relaxed while I was climbing.

I’ve been putting myself under quite a bit of pressure this year trying to find the balance that I completely lost the love I felt for climbing. I think that the root cause stemmed from the surgery on my thumb at the beginning of the year which slowed everything down.

Gorge du Tarn really let me let go and just climb.

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Tennesse in the morning

 

There is always a light at the end of the tunnel… Just better hope it’s not headlights

 

Tennessee Sector! The best!

 

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Lunch time!

 

After France, I was really fit and very motivated. I met up with my trainer and we talked about some goals for the rest of the year.

I’m keen to get stronger. That is what everyone says, but I mean specifically stronger. I’m working a bouldery 8c and a few bouldery 8b routes at the moment so I need to increase my finger strength and contact strength. After 2 weeks on pocket jugs in France, it needed a little work.

I have been campusing and hangboarding, in between bouldering sessions.

Even managed to head out to Zillertal for some bouldering when I managed a few good ascents in a day.

Still have plenty to go back for including these two!

Karo trying to keep the boulder cool!

The result is being able to climb all the sequences in my 8c project and feeling like I can manage it without an extreme amount of time. Too bad it’s always wet! Will keep up the training and the psych! #alwayspsyched

Well, train trip is almost over, heading to Zillertal now to have some fun bouldering on a rope!

Have a good autumn everyone!

 

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