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Third time's the charm

Tomorrow I'll be boarding another flight to the east coast for the third debate tournament of this month. Normally, for people who compete on APDA three tournaments a month isn't too bad, but for those of us who have to fly it's going to be abysmal. At the very least, I'm going to be very exhausted by the end of it.

The last time I attended three tournaments in a row was earlier this year, when I decided to go to Johns Hopkins, William and Mary I, and Columbia back to back to back. The difference there, however, was that I only had to go east once. This time, I've had to adjust to the problem of flying incredibly early on every Friday on which I compete. The effect on my ability to debate is not trivial: early morning flights make you less able to debate well because they simply tire you out. This, compared with flying in the day before so that I'm well rested, driving down casually at noon, or even just heading out at a reasonable time in the morning that most…