Sunday, May 1, 2016

Wintergreen Tennis Weekend!

This weekend, I went to Wintergreen Resort for a weekend tennis clinic with three other ladies from my team!  I've been to weekend tennis clinics at Wintergreen three times before, and I've always found them extremely helpful in improving my tennis game,  This trip was no exception.

Friday morning, I did some stretching and foam rolling.  I drove my teammate Fran down to Wintergreen, and we had a three-hour clinic in the afternoon with our other two teammates.  We worked on hitting deep volleys and choosing appropriate targets when we were volleying.

Saturday morning, we had three more hours of tennis, with more volley practice and also some drills on picking targets for overheads.  This was a lot of fun.  In the afternoon, we returned for an hour of (unsupervised) play. 

Unfortunately the weather was horrible - while we were in the clinic Saturday morning, this incredible fog moved in and stayed all day and overnight.  We could hardly see far enough ahead to drive anywhere on the windy mountain roads, even in the daytime.  We had hoped to be able to do some hiking outside, but it was far to damp and cold, and there was no visibility to see anything scenic!  So we spent the rest of the afternoon in our rental house watching TV and playing games.  We did go a short distance to one of the resort restaurants for dinner.

This morning, we had two more hours of tennis clinic before driving home.  We worked on different types of shots to use against opponents that are playing two at the net.  Very useful!

This afternoon, once I got home, I did a run outside.  It was misting a bit, but it was pretty good weather for running.  I ran 4.24 mi in 47:40, which was an average speed of about 5.35 mph.  Unfortunately my Basis Peak heart rate monitor seemed to go crazy again.  The first 1/3 of the run seemed to have a reasonably plausible heart rate.  But in the last 2/3 or so of the run, the heart rate seemed to go up and down between 150 and 180 BPM, and there's no way I was working that hard.  This is very frustrating.

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