Long time since I posted but I figured I post my results from the 2011 WMAs in Sacramento.
100M – 13.92. Slow reaction time out of the block cost me a couple tenths of a second. Speed was otherwise good. My masters PR remains 13.76.
LJ – 4.33M. Never really did feel comfortable with my approach and some stutter stepping cost me. Still close to my masters PR of 4.37.
SP – 8.82M. One of the field events I am going to need coaching on as I used to routinely hit 10m in practice a couple years back when I returned to combined events, and now have a tough time hitting much more than 9.00.
HJ – 1.36M. Masters PR is 1.37 so you wouldn’t think I was disappointed but I came in early at 1.21, and in hindsight took too many jumps. I was probably capable of 1.42 with some of the early jumps and simply got tired.
400M – 1:09.39. Masters PR is 1:05.72 and this was disappointing. I came through 300m in 47 but really faded the final 100. Perhaps it was the mid afternoon Sac heat?
110HH – 23.63. My PR is 23.25 set a few weeks ago and this isn’t an event I have traditionally ran in meets except to get work in. As the starting time was 8am, I am thinking that and perhaps anxiety was the reason I leaped more than attacked the first hurdle since in practice I have been much better.
Discus – 24.87 from a standing throw. I have NEVER been able to throw decently with a spin and it shows. My masters PR is 25.89 but I think there is no reason I can’t do 30 standing.
PV – 2.00. An event I really can’t practice but it does tie my PR. Again I came in early for safety and after clearing 2.0 by a ton, fatigue kicked in and I was never even close on 2.1. There’s a local community college coach I am communicating with who specializes in the vault and combined events and perhaps I can get some help here.
Javelin – 26.43. A PR by .18 so I can’t bitch too much. My approach needs work but overall ultimately I think I won’t get much more than 30. My throwing arm isn’t what it used to be in baseball and although a different delivery a lot of the same principles apply.
1500 – 7:32.2. A masters PR by about 9 seconds and I felt in retrospect that I had a LOT more in me.
I want to add that there was an outside influence that negatively impacted my performance and that was a profound lack of sleep before both days. There was a reason I didn’t sleep and I have properly bitched her out accordingly. I don’t think it affected my energy or alertness but I am convinced it impacted my coordination in the field events.