This morning I competed at the 7th Annual Sparkassen Hammerwurf Meeting in Fränkisch-Crumbach, Germany. My result was representative of how this season has been going for me so far. I threw only 61.05 meters (video below), which by my records is my worst result since September of 2005. My technique actually felt the best it has in any competition so far this year. I had only one foul and was able to keep a low center of gravity in all my turns. While I was not hitting the release very well, I still was doing so better than I have been lately. So why the poor result? Perhaps it was the early morning competition time, perhaps it was jet lag, perhaps it was the cool weather, perhaps it was nerves … who knows. In any case, I’m not that happy with it. I had big expectations for this season since it is the first time in my life that I’ve really had a coach and the time I wanted to train. I know I can do better than this and it is frustrating not to be able to reach the potential I have shown in training this spring.
Nevertheless, I am still optimistic about this season. I have decided to rest next weekend rather than travel to Vienna. After that, I have several competitions that will give me the opportunity to get this season back on track.
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