Sunday, March 28, 2010
The Grind ...
Its that time of year, the mad dash to get in the last serious volume cycle before the competition season starts. This usually means practices are very long, rehab is tedious and getting out of bed in the morning gets harder and harder... On the good side of things, Southern California has warmed up and it is definitely beach weather!
My training is at lifetime best in every aspect, except the one that counts...throwing. I am still planning to open up in early June at the New York, Adidas Diamond League. I will scramble to find a meet if I feel like Im up for it but I don't have any plans on throwing just for the heck of it and will take a page out the world record holders book..."throw when I'm ready to throw, not because I have to."
The High Tech High track squad had another exceptional week that included 4 personal bests and a few 1st place finishes. They had a pretty chill week this week because of their quarterly exams, but Monday was quite the treat. Somehow, the team found out that it was my birthday (Im guessing facebook tipped them off) and they surprised me with cupckaes and a nice birthday cake. It was alot of fun to step away from the track for a day and just hang with some genuine kids.
This week should be a bit more hectic as the competition season approaches and the stress levels and intensity of the workouts begins to climb. It is also a current European invasion at the training center, as UK Athletics has brought in 70 athletes! Germany, Estonia, Denmark, Poland and the Netherlands are all on their way in. My close friends from Finland will be here in a few weeks and so will my Norwegian training partner Andreas Thorkildsen. Until next time,