Yeah I definitely had that sensation of out of feeling out of control. I will also add that I only worked on 7 step hurdling for about 8 or 9 months and my coach at the time had taken another job about 2 hrs away so he was only able to give me feedback through video analysis and wasn’t there every day to help me transition from 8 step to 7 step. I think if the switch is going to be made it needs to be logical (the athlete is fast enough and competent enough in hurdling) and obviously a coach needs to be there for pretty much everything. My fastest time indoors in the hurdles is still with 7 steps to the first hurdle but my best outdoors is with 8 steps. I think if I had run a 60 hurdle race after this past outdoor season with 8 steps it would have been better than my current indoor PR but I will have to wait until this indoor season to prove that. I think I could have been successful with 7 steps or at least would have had a better chance to be successful with 7 steps if I had devoted more time to it and had weekly coaching in that department but on the other side of things 8 steps has worked out well for me and I’ve been able to shave off a lot of time. Of course I am a multi guy so devoting a ton of time to one things doesn’t bode well.