I am just getting back into my training after a couple of intense contests, and noticed that there are some local events coming up. The problem is that they are on the same weekend and so I have to make a choice. Both events are on October 10th so I won't have time to train for either one really.
Option 1: Unsanctioned Strongman Contest - There is an unsanctioned strongman contest that is about a four hour drive each way. They have some good prizes and sponsors, but the weights are quite light compared to what I typically would look for. The promoter seems like a good guy and it would probably be a fun day.
Option 2: USAPL North Carolina State Championships - I haven't done any powerlifting recently but still think that I could hold my own. After checking the records I am confident that I could challenge the North Carolina total record for the 220 lbs open as long as I have a decent day on the platform. This meet is closer to my house, within about 1 hour drive but the entry fee is slightly higher than the strongman contest and I would not win any prizes here (other than a trophy).
I am kind of torn. Not sure if winning a USAPL title would mean anything in terms of building my credibility as an athlete and writer. I think that it would be fun to try something new, but then again strongman is my passion. Under most circumstances I would not even consider a contest when I am just bouncing back, but the weights are manageable enough that it should be fun.
What does everyone here think? Go to a strongman event and get back in action? Or should I try to break some USAPL records?