It is amazing how fast things can change once you start to focus on them. At the start of June I was extremely disappointed with my results at the Swiss Club Championships. I had been coming off of several things that had disrupted my overall rhythm and wrote that the meet was a wake up call for me to focus again. Since then I have made sure to get plenty of rest, stay health, and most importantly make a few technical adjustments. The results yesterday was a new season’s best of 66.50 meters at the Olten Abendmeeting.
I am quite pleased with this result for several reasons. First, it is my third best throw of all-time. Second, I was very consistent with five throws over 65 meters and two throws over 66 meters. Third, this meet put me well ahead of where I was at this time last year. My season’s best at the start of July was 65.61 in 2011 and I did not surpass that until my last meet of the season in August. Not only am I now a meter ahead of that pace, but my season will also be a month longer this year, giving me more time to prepare for a new personal best. And lastly, while my technique is now more stable there is still lots of room for technical improvement.
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