Things have been ticking along nicely. I've had a slight conflict of priorities, training for a half marathon on 9 May, alongside signing up for a charity strongwoman competition on 6 June!
There are no weight classes in the competition, so I'm not expecting to do very well in relation to other competitors, but I thought it would be good practice for a competition without the pressure of making a certain weight.
As the half marathon is out of the way (4 minutes off my 2007 time, which is when I last did the Leeds Half), I can now concentrate on strongwoman prep. This means I finally made it to CFFP for their regular Sunday strongman event training sessions.
First up was log clean and press. It was good to get some more technique tips, and I achieved my first ever 40kg log C&P. It was a one-off, though I did give it a few tries! I was annoyed with myself for not taking my lifting shoes, as I think they would have helped.
Then we moved onto the yoke. It made such a difference to have a yoke that could be adjusted to my height! I travelled with 120kg, and was able to stand with 140kg but not get very far. One of the other women loaned me her belt, which did help but I found that the pressure was forced somewhere else. I think I shall stick with working to my weakest point, which unfortunately (after a couple of kids) is probably my pelvic floor!
The final event was a car deadlift, and it was great to be able to have a go. I was in awe of the other newbies (2 blokes) getting it off the ground, though I was nowhere close. One day...!