Back on Track.

Had a local meet earlier today, did the Shot Put, Long jump and 100m event.

Shot Put was a write off because it clashed with the 100m and thus I didn’t actually got a proper throw (5 quid wasted, damn. Should have listened to Max who just signed up for 100m and Long jump.)

100m went well, timing wasn’t terribly far off the fastest I’ve run this year (12.48s compared to 12.42s). But the more important part was that my hamstring held up fine andI could actually sprint down the entire 100m. Watching the video it’s clear I need to be working on my block starts (haven’t done any in I think 8 weeks since I pulled my hamstring) and also holding my form towards the end of the race. Put this two together and I think I smell a PB on its way.

For long jump, I decided to try a 16 stride approach for the very first time and managed a 4.83m jump which is once again not terribly far off my PB. Running was a little inconsistent and I think there wasn’t a single jump which I actually took off properly so I’m convinced that I’ll be ironing out and sticking to this 16 stride approach for my next dec.

So in conclusion, I’m back on track. Body’s holding up fine, decathlon in 10 days time.

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times. – Bruce Lee

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