Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Malmo Recap

The lesson for today was you have to find a way to win no matter the script.

I didn't run nearly close to what I wanted to today. I won my prelim heat pretty comfortably in 7.64, but that was not without incident.

I finally got the start that I have been trying to get with this new approach to the start I have been using, but coming off of one going in to two, Andy Turner hit my trail arm pretty hard, knocking me off balance and causing him to fall and take out the guy on the other side of him. Because of that, my hurdles two and three were off, but I was able to finish well. I felt very confident going in to the finals because I finally got that start after three previous attempts under the gun. I was leading Turner who is definitely a great starter.

They were running behind schedule a bit, so we had 15 minutes until the final. The gun went off and I produced one of the worst starts I can remember. I think it's just a matter of me trying to press and that messes everything up. Joel lead the race until we came off of four and I ended up taking the lead and winning in a less than stellar time of 7.60. Joel finished second in 7.66, we almost had another 4700 sweep, but Aub was edged for third by a hundredth of a second.

So the script didn't go as to how I had it written, but at the end of the day, you've got to find a way to win the races you are suppose to win.

I will chill out here in Malmo until the 5th, then fly out to Stuttgart for my last race of this series on the 7th. I have a workout in the morning, then I will go out and see some sights probably.

4 comments:

Thankful Paul said...

Peace be with you

ejheat said...

I told you that I am proud of you regardless of what time you got today. The bottom line is that you did find a way to win this meet. All of this adversity today and so far in your 2009 season will make you perform stronger in Stuttgart David. Just go out there and relax and concentrate and remember all your great accomplishments that got you to where you are today and just do the things that have worked for you in the past for your next meet and all will be well for you, David. I believe in you David!!!!

Eric

LaLa said...

I'll be thinking bout ya. Wish we could see you compete. Big hugs.

Aunt Celest said...

Hey David, somethings things don't work out like we planned, but you live to try again next time. This will only make you stronger. Were proud of you regardless of what time you get. In life you win some, and you lose some. One thing I love about you is that you take lemons
and make lemonade. Bottom line your a winner!
Aunt Celest