Having got into a pattern of training in Worcester and slowly increasing my training load, this month it has been very much disrupted for many reasons.
The first disruption was a training camp held in the school half term holidays. Due to my recent return to training and not having met the criteria set, my name was not on the invite list for this camp. But not wanting to let this change my forward momentum I decided to use the opportunity to get some really high level training in with the Titans Premier Team, which I really enjoyed.
After this the performance group (the Europeans squad) took a trip to The Netherlands to play a series of friendlies against the Dutch. Unfortunately, this left the remaining players without a coach. My plan was to continue to train with Titans and do a few sessions on my own while the team was away but a couple of incidents at training and a match resulted in me needing to take a few days to let my body recover.
This week has been our off week, which means anything but taking a week off training…normally! I was planning on doing a few, high intensity training sessions – quality not quantity – but that plan was also scuppered when I decided to get ill on Sunday. So all in all, it has been a challenging few weeks.
In the league, my 2nd division team have had a few more matches and currently have a 3-2 win-loss ratio. 1st division have played 2 more matches and although we were missing 4 of our 7 named players for the last match against Cardiff Celts, the team is still undefeated.
This weekend sees the start of the women’s league season in Nottingham. This year is going to be a difficult year for Titans Women due to losing a couple of key players for various reasons, but what I love about the team is the unrivalled desire, passion and team spirit. It really is a fantastic group of ladies and I’m looking forward to playing along side them again.
It’s free to come and watch so if you’re in the Nottingham area this weekend, come along and watch some high level women’s wheelchair basketball at The Jesse Boot Basketball Arena.