Friday, November 17, 2006

for monkey face...

count, is that you? you can do better than that.

here's one for jerk face alex commenting on my previous post.

'i'm considering which offense to use for my high school team this spring.'
i think i'm going to implement a 2-1 4, with my best player in a german stlye feldrunner iso in the middle. the deep pairs will work to create space for the quick strike from the feldrunner. Also, by placing my talent back, w/ scorers up front, the transition from zone to man will put my best players in an advantageous position, possibly w/ a 3 on 2 initial break, and covered by teams often less skilled deeps/wings.

the intent is to develop dynamic flow and opportunistic breaks creating rapid strike and and secondary break opportunities. the negatives are perceived to be the same as with all high school offenses. skill inequities that can lead to break downs, especially when developing players are given the disc in 'power' positions.

see, i just made that up in like 1 minute. but it sounds just as real as anything else out there. it used the words dynamic, flow, opportunistic (2x), rapid, break (3x!), strike, offense, and w/ a tribute to crazy frank (power position). that just sounds like something he'd say.

but if you get all moist and squishy thinking about stadler and waldorf (alex and jim) prattling on about their quarterfinal escapades, why by all means frequent their sites. or if you want to read about timmy handing over the america's cup to pottsy and the rest of the australians, go for it. i'm a literary genius, dammit, and if you are too dumb to get it, don't come around here wasting my time again. I mean, did you even LOOK at the first letters of each line of that post you so cavalierly dismissed due to the puniness of your brain?!!! did you!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

on and on...

slow week... exam week, or was that last week, so, today, 45 minutes biking, 20 minutes running, 20 minutes frisbee
yesterday, 35 minutes running and throwing in a 40 mph wind, lifted weights (squats, hang cleans, chinup, bench, abs)
tues, 30 minute run, and a 'core-circuit' of balance and ab work, and 45 min biking,
mon, bike, run, weights... nothin' special
sunday, roller skied for 1 hour, biked for 40 minutes, unicycled...
saturday, biked to school, rollerskied, lifted weights,
friday, rollerskied, biked, unicyled...
thursday, 7 mile run? biked.

so nothing hard or fast for days... lots of juggling, some french learning, plugging away at the guitar (some improvement). As far as my 'hidden talent goes' i guess my best bet is to wait until i'm in the company of strangers, and pretend to be seeing a frisbee for the first time...

tommorrow, last day of the week. duh. Saturday, first dayon snow. Sunday, 5:00 am for yellowstone for a week of 2 a days on snow. This is my frisbee worlds now. Uh, but I'm not reallyl in the quarters... but i hope to just be better/faster/stronger than last year...

new skis, some waxless classics (with these fish scales) for knocking around or for days when it's exactly 32 degrees and hard to get the kick wax right... a new pair of classic waxables for races(softer than my old ones, might be just right), that's all...

Monday, November 06, 2006

push it along.

congrats jim on the 200'000 hit mark. i'm at a lowly 35K or so. you'll be glad to know, a student asked of a disc w/ a visored playor: is that 'Jim'? i said no. i should have said 'no, jim neither wears visors nor dives.'

so thursday was weights and roller skiing... and friday was a trip to eugene to preview the course... we warmed up the kids, and i snuck in a workout... over 8 k, i got 3 miles at around 18after a 2 mile warmup... that's fast for me.... on saturday, between watching 1A races, i ran another fast 8K, including a 'race' against a team captain... we ran the following times (like, out of the car, no warmup)

3.303 (this was actually a short 'k', and scott declared victory).

so i lost the race, which turned out to be 4.7 when scott goes: 'i win'... i got my 'best 5 k' at 19:10, and a total time of 32 for the 8 k...

so two really snappy workouts... and a nice time on the state course... so i'm calling my pr for the year 19:10... i think i would have gone sub 19 if scott had held it together... but next years goal is sub 18... i've already started organizing a 'race'... the friends and family on course race... there are two options... on friday, we run, or better, on saturday, we run during the 'open course' portion... friday would be no one in the way, but i'm inclined to make it saturday, and you have to weave through the various people there.... here's the plan, kind of a white elephant prize, you bring a prize, and LAST gets first pick, FIRST gets second, and then NEXT TO LAST, then SECOND, and so on... the pool will be coaches, family friends, etc. You have to understand, there were 11 athletes families there, then another 30 kids and their families who came to support: XC is big at summit... could be a fun 25 or 30 person run... with brothers, sisters, moms, dads... should be cool... i predict 5th or 6th for me... ideally it will be an event w/ a bbq at the field site (if it's friday)... i'll let you know...

uh, sunday, 20 miles of biking, 40 minutes of roller skiing, read french for 2 hours...

today, monday, 1.5 hours of frisbee coaching, 40 minutes of biking, lifted weights (squats, chinups, benchpress)... uh, i'm tired...


ps. girls were 5th : if our 'frontrunner' (the girl w/ the broken femur) had run, they'd have been 2nd, and the presumable order of finish would have been, gradewise, 10,9,9,9,10,12,9,11... of course, wish in one hand and shit in the other, and see which fills up first, but it seems to bode well, that 9,9,9,10,12,9,11 bodes well for next year... and hopefully lacy comes back strong as all medical info seems to suggest...

the boys... well, we didn't qualify a team but one freshman went (17th) as the top overall frosh, and our other boy went 17:50 after a season of struggling w/ asthma (a big deal to a kid who's never had it)... so we'll see. i'm happy w/ the work of all the athletes, down to the slow fat kid who made every race... and hopefully they'll improve over the year.

and play frisbee.