For whatever reason, the glue that has been holding me together for the past few years is starting to give way. My back has been feeling great but my left foot and my right knee aren't behaving like I'd prefer. I was speaking with Steve Chappell of UCS down at Mount Sac last week and he had a great line for it. I said "I guess I'm just getting old." and he replied "Your not old, you've just got high mileage."
Training has been more creative than usual as my schedule continues to be very complex. Despite the injuries and lack of time I have managed to stay extremely fit and light weight, and each time I vault I'm on much larger poles than I expect to be (poles I have jumped PR's on). With an absence of direction in the pole vault, I've allowed my other obsessions to take up space in my life again, Mountain Biking and Rock Climbing mostly, and its been fantastic. I've also decided to start coaching and allow athletes to share my training grounds with me. It's great to be working with vaulters again.