Sunday, April 26, 2009

Wake County Champion!!!!!

Yesterday I ran at the 2009 Wake County Championships in Cary, North Carolina. This year the meet was held at Panther Creek High School. I set out to bring home some gold and that is exactly what I did. I had a full load to run out there; 110 and 300 hurdles, 4x200 and 4x400 relays. Their weather was great too, except for the 90 degree heat!!!!

In the prelims of the 110 hurdles I ran a 15.28. I was not focused and it showed. The race was terrible! I came back in the finals to run a 14.70. I have a lot to work on. I was real sloppy toward the end of the race. It was straight, but it is not where I need to be, at least I am running in the 14's more consistently.

After, taking the gold in the 110 hurdles. I told myself to win the 300 hurdles also. By the time we got to 300 hurdles, I did not know how I would run this race. I had already run two rounds of the 110 hurdles and the 4x200 meter relay. I was so tired I didn't feel like getting into the blocks. While I was warming up I felt terrible, my legs were sore and I was starting to get a headache, but I decided to run anyway.

My goal was to run 37 seconds, but the way I was feeling, I was just hoping to run a 40. I got set in the blocks and began asking myself what am I doing?? When the gun went off it was another story. I got to the first hurdle, hit in stride and then I thought to myself, I'm going 37. My steps were on point! I got to the last hurdle and just lost my mind. I was tired, thought about alternating, I started shuffling and forgot all about the hurdle and I hit it. I fell on the last hurdle and still ran a 39.31, that should have been a 37!!!

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