It was my birthday on June 1st and the qualification of the World Cup in Hamilton. I had decided to make it a good day, have fun and hopefully climb well enough to make it to semi-final.
I managed to realize most of my goals except going to semi. I would really have liked to be part of it but I still had an amazing day and one of the funniest comp. The crowd was amazing, like always Canadians know how to cheer! I’m pretty happy with what I’ve done, I had a mere 6 weeks of training before the comp to come back from my finger injury and I was feeling a lot better already.
Competing is a whole mental game and I think I was able to get my mine on at this comp. I climbed horribly in isolation, but talked to myself and kept the head up. It went a lot better when it was important! I should have done the first boulder but ran out of time as I touched grabbed the bonus hold. I knew the problem was over after it.
Second boulder was a dyno out of a roof and I stuck it in only few goes. I fell once slapping the final hold and climbed back on to secure the final hold! I climbed strong on the last three problems without toping anything else.
I finished 25th and would have need another top to get in semi. It was a very good experience and I look forward to train harder! The motivation is high! Maybe Munich in August?
You can watch the comp on the IFSC channel: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ifsc+channel&oq=ifsc+&gs_l=youtube.1.1.0l10.15563926.15568517.0.155717188.8.131.52.0.0.0.113.570.7j1.8.0…0.0…1ac.1.11.youtube.x0AdwM6bJuo