Tuesday, January 4, 2011

First day back at full approach!

I hope that all of you had a safe and wonderful holiday. I spent Christmas with my wifes family in western New York. I was there for a week and was able to get some workouts in at Brockport High School. We came back a few days after Christmas, got back wednesday night, practiced thursday morning and headed to my parents house in northern Illinois to hang out with my family. We returned to Elkhart on Sunday afternoon, glad to be home finally.

Monday I went into practice at Bethel College in Mishawaka. I practice there every now and then when we are unable to do so at Notre Dame. In the past we had to set up a board runway every time we had to practice, but last year they finally dropped a box. So now all we have to do is roll out a runway and do a little setup and were ready to go.

So Monday practice was going really well, so we decided to go all the way back to my full approach, 9 lefts. I was able to take about 10 jumps and improved on every jump. This video is the last jump of practice, running from 132' takeoff at 13'9" pole is a 5 meter 13.3 215lbs, bungee at 5.65m/18'6". Really just working on the approach and getting comfortable with it again.

Always Pursuing -Mark-


  1. Looking Good. Great to have you home but know that you are on track for a great season. You da man!

  2. Making it look easy Mark. Congrats on a successful big run day.

  3. Mark,

    Happy New Year!! I wish we had this kind of platform to post pics/videos back when I was jumping. It makes it fun for fans/family to follow you. Great job on some of your vaults from last year that are posted. I hope to see you again in the near future! Perhaps in Innsbruck again! How cool was that. Go get that 5.80m this year! Michael