Show day was a day of mixed emotions, and we discuss them here.
In this podcast, Nancy and I discuss show day, her mental and physical states. You can download the 8.6 MB Quicktime movie by clicking on Nancy's picture. As you will discover listening to the podcast, the daytime part of the show was anything but smooth. First the show started an hour late. Then, there were big delays in the middle of the daytime show because there were something like 30 women competing in the shape competition (this part of the interview was edited out for brevity; we ragged on shape a lot).
However, Nancy reports that her mental and physical states were both good that day and that she was ready to compete. She also confirms that she was a little uptight due to the delays. My observation was that she was a lot uptight. I decided not to approach her on that topic show day because I did not want to derail her.
- Show day never seems to run smoothly and is always filled with anxiety as related in this humorous account by a male competitor.
- Hugo Alvarez provides a synopsis of his training regimen for a 2001 competition that he won, emphasizing the importance of mental endurance.
- Tom Venuto reports on an almost exultant feeling show day, the other aspect Nancy reports on in this podcast.