Man did i crash and burn in the first weekly of the off season in Meilahti, Helsinki, Finland. My head didn't hurt after the fun evening yesterday but my body sure was suffering from the effects. I sweated like a pig. I had streams of sweat flowing on my glasses and the Optifog coating allowed me to see. In 46 F regular glasses would have fogged up mercilessly with the amount of bullets i was sweating. I had a too late revelation about zero drop shoes lowering the trousers. I hadn't thrown in the winter pants i used now since buying the Vivobarefoot Off Roads. Losing weight meant a further drop of the pants so they were constantly under my heel. At first i thought the two slips in driving on wet rocks came from the shoes losing traction but perhaps it came down to the trouser insulating the sole from the ground partially.
The bad: I shot 11 off my personal record aargh! I have plantar fascitis and have not thrown a single time nor putted in a month and thanks to the public transportation being late i could not get any warm up throws and boy did it show. I hit the nearest bush top on the first drive. All of one foot from the tee. The disc didn't stop there but i thought this ain't a good omen because it is an uphill drive and i could not lift my arm. I sent the command and promptly my arm moved flat. I said i will never be a good nazi because i can't raise my arm consistently. That was the least of my body failures. The summer of playing less and running/cycling more helped me none. My core tilted unwantedly despite trying to stiffen up the muscles for goo posture keeping. Despite having had a day of rest after a big day at work my tendonitis came swinging at me fucking up the rest of my game. Blechh. I'm so disgusted that i'm thinking more of donating my discs rather than learning to throw lefty. Bugger. i'm not happy about having tendonitis trouble after not throwing for a month. What am i supposed to do to be able to throw if such long breaks mean nothing? Swearwords are about half of the words in my thoughts grr...
The really ugly: I had a classic oh shit moment in the driving field after the round when i was thinking i cannot be this off managing to throw only 360'. I had tightened up the suspenders of the pants to limit how often and how they would slip under the heels and loosening those up allowed 403' twice in a row. During the second throw my left calf bulged up nastily. It was warning enough so i quit then.
The good: The lousy trousers has a hole in it from being under the heel now. So much for buying not exactly properly sized discount clothes. Not so cheap now that i need to replace them
i'll be poorer but from now on at least that problem source will not bother me as often. I do have other trousers that are too long so i need to think carefully when to use them because the shoes are pretty good everywhere else but in wet rocks. The course is 90 % that. I'm afraid that in colder weather the sole material might get slicker and the half decent traction might deteriorate. I identified a way to improve as a player. I need to train alcohol intake much more to be able to handle it so that on the following day i can compete effectively
This is absolutely the worst season ever for me not having played a lot thanks to surgery and i've had three public super shitty blow up rounds now with drastically worse results than my average and truly pitiful difference to my record rounds
I have shivers from getting cold. Perfect.
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.