It’s hard to believe it is already June. We haven’t really had much summer weather around here, and I have only run two track races. The creek we soak our legs in is at an all time high with the rain fall, it rushes so loudly you can’t tell if it’s raining or just the sound of the creek.
Over the last 2-3 weeks I have started to workout with all the guys again, and with so many new people this year it is the first time I have really worked out with them. I have been battling an injury since last winter, it isn’t 100%, but it isn’t really holding me back from doing much, so I’m taking advantage of it. It has been great to get back on the track the last couple of weeks and mix it up with the rest of the guys here at ZAP.
I ran a race this past weekend, and I know I didn’t perform up to my fitness so I am excited to go out to California to race this upcoming weekend and hopefully run the USA Championship qualifying time I narrowly missed this past weekend.
The steeplechase is a unique event – with 28 barriers and 7 water jumps to navigate over – there is an element of technique and skill to it, more so than the flat races. Just like any technique, when you haven’t done it in a while it takes some practice and getting used to. For this reason the steeplechase seems to have a steep learning curve every year. I expect to feel more comfortable in my next race jumping over the barriers in a crowd. And having not raced in about a year, I am remembering how to push myself just the right way to get the very best result I can.
Right now the sun is out, and tomorrow I have a good workout scheduled on the track –it is starting to feel a little like June after all.
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