European Cup Winter Throwing Recap

Right now I’m in Sofia, Bulgaria for the European Cup Winter Throwing. This is my first competition of the 2011 season and, to get straight to the point, I didn’t reach my expectations for the meet.

I am the type of thrower that normally throws several meters further in competitions. My all-time training best is just 66 meters and I’ve been throwing between 62 and 64 meters in training recently. My goal for the competition was a result around 65 or 66 meters, so that was very realistic based on my training results. Instead I threw 62.48m. The main problem today was that I forgot to tell my body that it was a competition rather than another training session. After the meet I felt like I had just taken six throws at 80% intensity. My technique was decent, but I just didn’t accelerate the hammer much. It has been more than six months since my last competition, so I guess I just had to knock off a little rust. Since training has been going well, I am not going to panic about this one. I also was able to finish in a pack just behind some other 70 meter throwers and I had no foul trouble at all (although I had one foul overturned by an official).


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3 replies
  1. Zach
    Zach says:

    Hey don’t worry, at least you didn’t open with 55m like I did last Saturday. It should be easy to improve at the second meet right?

  2. helen mamic
    helen mamic says:

    Your dad sent me your website,,,lost it somewhere on my computer. I enjoy following your events, wish I could be at some of them,,,,but Jozo won’t let me retire yet. See you in august!!!


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