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by Mike Ritter
Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Masters
Topic: Ever too late to begin vaulting?
Replies: 18
Views: 13381

Re: Ever too late to begin vaulting?

NO!! I'm 56 and just started again after 38 years. I did a lot of research on the net and was fortunate to find a local club and coach about 25 minutes away. GO FOR IT!
by Mike Ritter
Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Masters
Topic: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!
Replies: 45
Views: 33803

Re: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!

I hear you Master - I'll try to stay healthy and always live to vault another day. M.
by Mike Ritter
Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Masters
Topic: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!
Replies: 45
Views: 33803

Re: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!

Thanks fishman - good advice. I have a good coach so I'm sure that will help a lot too. M.
by Mike Ritter
Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Masters
Topic: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!
Replies: 45
Views: 33803

Re: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!

John - Sounds like excellent advice. It is now Wednesday morning (the day after) and I feel pretty good and have no injuries. I'll definitely take it slow when it comes to actual vaulting heights vs. drills recommended by the coach. M.
by Mike Ritter
Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Masters
Topic: Not too late to start pole vaulting again!
Replies: 45
Views: 33803

Not too late to start pole vaulting again!

After a 38 year lay off I tried pole vaulting again today, thanks to Bob Meeker and his Monument Hill Vault Club in Monument, CO. I'm 56 and last vaulted in high school in 1974, but had a real "blast from the past" feeling today. Started with some drills and kept it pretty simple for my fi...
by Mike Ritter
Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: West and Northwest and Canyon Regions
Topic: Colorado State Fair Vault 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 13748

Re: Colorado State Fair Vault 2011

I recently stopped by the 2012 CO State Fair on 9/1/12 and came across the pole vaulting demonsration. It was a nice surprise and is what started me thinking it would be nice to try again. I'm 56 and haven't vaulted since high school, but am going to give it a try again through USATF-CO.
by Mike Ritter
Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Pole Vault - Equipment
Topic: Good spikes for both PV and sprints
Replies: 1
Views: 3863

Good spikes for both PV and sprints

Looking for a spiked shoe that will work well in sprints and the pole vault. Will be using them indoors and outdoors. Just getting back into the sport after many years. For most tracks, is the 5mm best for indoors and the 7mm best for outdoors? Something else? Also noticed that they now come in type...
by Mike Ritter
Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Pole Vault - Masters
Topic: What pole for a new guy?
Replies: 1
Views: 4258

What pole for a new guy?

I'm 56 and want to get back into vaulting again. I last vaulted in high school in 1974. I've been in touch with some local (CO for me) Masters athletes and have an idea on how to get going again in the sport. But, I have NO IDEA about a pole for me. I'm 5'9" and only about 145 lbs. I'm pretty q...
by Mike Ritter
Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: West and Northwest and Canyon Regions
Topic: Place to vault in Denver Metro area?
Replies: 2
Views: 12832

Re: Place to vault in Denver Metro area?

I'm in a somewhat similar circumstance. 56 years old and want to get back into vaulting, and I live in Castle Rock. I'm told the Above the Bar club in Boulder is a good place to start. I believe they have a satellite club in Monument, closer to us. Will be checking into that and I can report back. M...

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