Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Volleyball Back in Season

Monday nights are back! Oh that's right, 1 grueling hour of physics nerd volleyball happens and yesterday was the first day of the season. Our team is strange, we usually don't play very well in the regular season....BUT come playoff time we have come close to knocking out one of the top teams out of it......but in the end it came down to us losing....but we lost in spectacular fashion. The league has moved to speed scoring and each game goes to 21 instead of the only scoring when you are serving and the games going to 11. We lost all three games last night but I have to say, we had a lot of fun. We have the same team as last year so everyone knows their roles and we just had fun out there.

After the game the team met up at the bar on site (yes....we do have a bar on the Fermilab site) and chatted for about 45 minutes. Last year we went hardly ever went out after the games and I think that is why we suffered a bit. Not much team "closeness" perhaps.

Incorporating volleyball into a marathon training schedule will be different than our last two years of volleying. Also since we are moving the training schedule up by one day we will have to run on Monday's where usually this is a day off so we'll try and run early in the city before coming to work. It's too hard running right before or right after the game. We are also going to add two days of lifting into our routine and it's looking like it'll be tuesdays and thursdays.

It's going to be a busy winter....but BRING IT!!!!!


Joe said...

When you can incorporate some cross training like volleyball, it seems to make your main activity (running, in your case) more fun, doesn't it? Good luck with volleyball season.

yumke said...

Don't know how you guys fit all that into your schedule, but good on you for doing so..

Susan said...

Can I say I'm afraid of volleyballs too?

Firefly's Running said...

I was a Queen on the Volleyball court...until I got hit on the head by one. Owww!