Down time after the fencing season is over can be both a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing because the pressure is off in many ways, allowing fencers to take a breath and get their heads together. It’s a curse because finding that motivation to train when there is no competition ahead is challenging for many fencers.
Lots of fencers plan ahead to the next year or are fresh out of Fencing Summer Nationals that to help them stay uber motivated over the summer, but there are plenty who struggle to find the drive to get going.
Getting that motivation back is important, and what you need most of all is to take advantage of the tools that you don’t even know that you have! Training is at its heart about a fencer teaching themselves to think differently.
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