I went out in my first race of the season, ran a good race and more importantly, brought Team USA our first win of the day and five points.
I ran 7.58, which is my fastest season opener of my career, clear training has me on the right path. My previous best was 7.60 from 2008. It's always big to me to come out and have a good race to start the season off, it's important because I use these early meets as reinforcement of what I have been doing in practice. You don't want to start out preforming bad because then self doubt creeps in pertaining to what you have been doing for the last few months.
I didn't run particularly well from the start, my blocks weren't the greatest, but my hurdling felt like I never missed a beat. It felt great to knock a little of that race rust off, I hadn't had a race at 100% since May 2009. My quickness in between the hurdles will improve the more I get out there and work on it in a race. All in all, I am very happy with my performance.
My training partner Novlene Williams-Mills led the Commonwealth Select team to a victory in the 400m. She hadn't run an indoor 400 since around 2006 I believe. She had a great performance and things are looking great for her for the upcoming season.
Unfortunately, Team USA lost the title to the Great Britain team by two points. Maybe we'll get the win next year.
Scotland showed your boy so much love out here! They had a full page article on me in the paper yesterday. You know I cut it out and will take that home with me!
Unfortunately, I have to bid Glasgow adieu...I'm heading up to Gothenburg, Sweden in the morning to get ready for my next competition. Things started out well and now I have to keep them going on the same path!
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