Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Quarter-Final Review, Semi-Final Preview


It was a late one last night, I didn't get back to my room until around midnight, so sorry for not getting the update in last night.

I spent the early part of the day yesterday downloading and listning to music, doing basically nothing at all.

I hit the track around 6pm and started my warm-up at 6:30. I got a great warm-up in too. Like I said earlier, the main focus for this race was to go out and start better than I did in the first round, which I clearly did, and work on getting the lead leg down faster from the first hurdle on down the track instead of getting in to a float stage like I did in the first round. I accomplished that goal as well.

I ran the fastest quarterfinal time, I posted 13.16, it was an easy run for me, I spent the time focusing on my cues that I mentioned earlier. I am feeling very good as well. We are getting a lot of recovery time for some odd reason, just one race per day for four straight days.

I am having an absolute ball out there. I love walking in to the stadium and hear the crowd cheering and the energy is so electric! I can't wait to get back there tonight. I am feeling very good and I am feeling very competent in my abilities to win the ultimate prize in our sport.

The semifinals are tonight at 9:30pm, I am in the second heat, lane 6. Startlists are posted HERE. I am not sure yet what our secondary focus for this round will be, I know what the main one will be, survive and advance to tomorrow's final.

20 down, 20 more to go.

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

GREAT JOB! I saw your race tonight! Good luck on beating the Cuban hurdler

David Churbuck said...

I saw you run and yelled at my buddy -- that's one of our bloggers! that's one of our bloggers! -- and you won. And that was great. High-fives all around.

Great race!

David Churbuck
Lenovo

LaKendra said...

Nice interview yesterday after the 2nd round... Stay focused and do your thing! 20 more hurdles as you say. PS- I cant believe your last post got like 70 comments! Your blog is getting really popular... not surprising though, you're one of the favorites!! Keep it going, you look good out there...I'm talking bout your race.... but I mean, you look good too. LOL

Harusami said...

David, my roommate works with T. at UPS, we've been following your progress and I can't tell you how excited we are for you! We've been cheering so loud I'm sure you can hear us in Beijing! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The world will remember your name.

M. Moreno said...

Keep it up man. Much love from the Bison nation!!!

Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes.

Saadiyah said...

Man you looked great out there! I loved what they said before the race... about, how if they took 100 people from the stands and asked if they thought you could make it this far, probably only one would say yes, and that person would be you. Man, that made the end result so much better. My younger brother just started the 110 hurdles this past outdoor season and watching you has given him a very much needed boost (watching me obviously wasn't enough lol). That Olympic spirit is truly no joke!

Good luck on the final 20 hurdles. God already put it in you!

BY said...

Hello
Great race!
It is a pity that we Chinese competetor Liu Xiang couldn't be on the tiack now.But I believe he will be back!
And I just a college student,come here to appreciete your storry.
Very good!

Kim Possible said...

Hey David,

You're looking very clean in your races. Stay focused, stay humble and stay hungry!

I've been following your career and shadowing your blog for a minute now and it's great to see hard work and determination pay off.

I'm getting ready to watch the semis in an hour and a bit. Good luck from a track head in Toronto!

Anonymous said...

stay focused and keep it up, great job!

Linda Mack Brewer said...

God bless you David! God bless you! My heart is so full...I am so proud of you...all I can say is... God Bless You!

Dr. Linda Brewer
SUMC
Denver, CO

Keith said...

They showed your race in primetime here in DC last night. You're halfway there, just keep your focus and it all yours.

Peaches said...

Saw your interview on TV last night. Want to wish you all the best. Keep God first and everything else will fall into place.

Rick and Aonika said...

My husband and I are HUGE fans! Congratulations on how far you've come. I admire your faith, your strength, and how humble you are. We just think you are incredible! We will be cheering for you with each race! HUGS - and much love!

Aonika and Rick (SLC,UT)

Anonymous said...

HEY DAVE!!! THIS IS ROBIN LEWIS FROM HU!!! WE ARE ALL SO VERY PROUD OF YOU! I LOOK FORWARD TO READING YOUR BLOGS EACH MORNING TO SEE HOW YOU ARE DOING AND WHAT EXCITING THINGS YOU DID THE DAY BEFORE?? TIFF DAY CAME OVER LAST NIGHT AND WE WATCHED THE RACE AND INTERVIEW!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK- WE ARE SOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!

Tom said...

Great Job making it into the finals David! Only 10 more to go!

No matter what happens in the final we know you'll do well. We're pulling for you back here and hope you achieve the ultimate in sport. Good luck!!

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon said...

Hey David, I didnt know you had a blog. Someone told me about it. Its pretty funny. So happy for you that you are competing in the Olympics. I know it has been a goal of yours. I have been watching your races and great job. I know you will do well. The media continuously talks about you here in Orlando. Bring it back to the O! Good luck and take care. Go DO!!

lemcknight said...

Hi David, my name is Lora and I know both of your parents!! I went to college with both. In fact I grew up around the corner from your mom, and was a good freind of your Dad's. I have to say you have your fathers award winning smile!! I am extremly excited about your Olympic competition, God has blessed you!! In fact I grew up in Scott United Methodist church!! Tell your mom and dad I said hello!! I will be praying for you!!! May God continue to bless you abundantley!!!
Lora McKnight

Mike said...

GET IT OLIVER! Keep up the good work brotha!

share-bare said...

you're SUPER HOT!

Anonymous said...

Good Luck man! Not that you need it...

Marina1908 said...

Yes Lakendra, you said that right when you stated "I'm talking bout your race.... but I mean, you look good too. LOL" That is a TRUE STATEMENT! SMILE

Marina1908

SPOILED-N-TEXAS said...

GREAT JOB !!!!!!
YOU HAD ME ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT...YELLING AND SCREAMING...GOOD LUCK TONIGHT...

Jimmese said...

Congrats on your race last night! I'll be cheering for you all the way!

Jimmese said...

Congrats David on making it to the Olympics and the finals. I'll be cheering for you all the way!

Jimmese said...

Congrats on your race last night! I'll be cheering for you all the way!

The Diva on a Diet said...

Greatly enjoyed watching you in the semi's last night. I told my husband that you I had been reading your blog and that we needed to root for you. I'm pulling for you all the way. Good luck, God Bless and run like the wind!

Cheers!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations!! I watched and am amazed!! Thanks for representing the U.S.!! P.S. You are SO handsome,I can't stand it!!

Tamika said...

I believe a congrats is an order. You have a great heat last night. And your interview was great also.

Jesse Durfee said...

Way to represent East High school. We are all very proud of you. Keep up the good work. GO ANGELS! and more importantly GO USA!

LRM said...

I seen you..wow!..I know it was amazing for you...Man..All I can say is Enjoy IT! Stay Humble..and BE BLESS..Great Job!

James Robert said...

Saw your semi-final race this evening (tape delays aren't always so nice), but you looked awesome! Great post race interview too. Keep your eye on the prize! We are all rootin for you back here in Indy!

January said...

Hey Great Job! Keep God first and you shall do well! Win Tonight!!

Kia Dior said...

Go David, Go David Go!!!! I just saw your race and you were FABULOUS!!!! I have been following your diary to the Gold and just had to respond. May God continue to bless you. I wish you the very best. Keep smiling with that cute dimple. SMILE and SMOOCHES!!!!

Love,
Kia

Carlo Ritacco said...

The best is yet to come!!! I am a UPS manager and very excited and proud of you!!! Good luck and god bless you...

Carlo
Hamburg

Natalie said...

WOW! Watching you run out there is AMAZING!!! It is truly unbelievable how FAST you can run! You defineately have a gift from the Lord... Use it always to bring Him glory.

"Lord of all being, throned afar,
Thy glory falmes from sun & star;
Center and soul of every shpere,
Yet to each loving heart how near!

Lord of all life, below, above,
Whose light is truth, whose warmth is love,
Before Thy ever-blazing throne
We ask no luster of our own."
-Oliver Wendell Holmes

May God bless you and use you during this season of you life!

Natalie said...

WOW!!! You have an AMAZING gift from the Lord!!! It is unreal watching how fast you can go! Always give the Glory to God...

~Lord of all being, throned afar,
Thy glory flames from sun & star;
Center and soul of every sphere,
Yet to each loving heart how near!

Lord of all life, below, above,
Whose light is truth, whose warmth is love,
Before Thy ever-blazing throne
We ask no luster of our own.~

-Oliver Wendell Holmes

You CAN do it!!! May the Lord be with you during this season of your life...

Anonymous said...

THE BIG O! REMEMBER YOUR THE BEST~ WAY TO REPRESNT USA!!! WE WILL BE WATCHING YOU TONIGH.AS LONG AS GOD IS IN YOUR HEART YOU WILL ALWAY BE FIRST. THAT BEING SAID ... YOU ARE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MAN WE HAVE EVER SEEN. BUT WE KNOW YOU HEAR THAT OFTEN..SO DO WHAT U DO BABY!..LOL

göğüs büyütücü said...

High-fives all around.

Devyone C said...

I just would like to say you really represented for the USA. GREAT JOB! I don't have a photo you can view to see who I am, however if you would like to know I do have a networking myspace page. The e-mail address is hexa_manda@yahoo.com type that in and it'll take you to my page. Good luck in any other events and GOD bless.

Roxanne said...

You did a very good job in the Olmypics, you represented very well! Now its over, I know you glad to be coming back! I'm new to this blogging thing and I ran across yours so I just wanted to say Good job once again and keep up the good work! God bless!

Roxanne said...

oh by the way you can check out my blog at phillysprincess.blogspot.com..thanks!