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Not what I wanted, But I guess I can take 2.14 as a PB

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Tayo AAAjumper   on Feb 8 2009, 05:55 PM

Another day at the office. 

I feel like I've been putting a lot of focus on my strength training and also on video recordings of my meets with the coach. Sooner or later, I keep tellin myself "its all going to pay off". 

This past weekend I was at Notre Dame for the Meyo Invite. I knew what to expect. The great competition, the fast and slightly down hill track and the great atmosphere (loud clappers). Expectation was pretty high going into the meet.

I stayed loose and zoned in on what my weaknesses were from the previous meet. All I did was make sure my approach to the bar was quick and clean as well as my foot placement for takeoff. There were 36 or so jumpers. So I chose to start at 2.05 which is a couple inches higher den normal, hoping the field of jumpers would cripple but nevertheless there were still 20 or so jumpers left. 

I tried to stay aggressive and made 2.05, 2.08, 2.11 and 2.14 all on first attempts. I felt on a roll. First attempt at 2.17 wasnt really good because I didnt commit fully into the jump. Second attempt was a nail biter, just didnt put the money in the bank. Third attempt, I took off a little too close and didnt hit the sweet spot over the bar.

So far my season has been 2.10, 2.10, 2.10, 2.10 and now 2.14

Hope this stays going in the right direction

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