I had two meets over the past week and both results were very disappointing to say the least. While the conditions at the Schweizer Vereinmesiterschaft on Saturday were less than ideal (I also had to throw the shot put), I had no excuses yesterday in Sweden and still threw poorly. The best I can do is to try to focus on the one positive note from each meet. On Saturday my club won the Swiss Club Championship and swept both the men’s and women’s titles for a historic 20th time. Yesterday, I got to visit Sweden for the first time, catch up with my friend Mattias Jons, and also meet several new throwers from Finland, Sweden, and Great Britain.
As I return to training tomorrow, I want to change something and throw better again. I think that’s everyone’s natural inclination when they hit a slump. I want to do something to prevent this season from sliding into oblivion like last year. I know I can throw farther. My coach knows I can throw farther. My training says I can throw farther, but it isn’t coming together yet. But rather than change, it is patience that will lead me there. This is no time to make a change. I trust my coach and know that things will come around when they need to if I just follow our plan.
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