Well the CAUs have come and gone for another year, didn’t go anywhere near as well as I’d have hoped. I felt a bit lethargic on the day, and due to fewer athletes turning up this year, it was just heats and then straight into a final. So unlike last year where I had chance to ease into the races running, 22.00, 21.43 and then 21.39 in the 3 rounds, I had to go flat out in the first round which is something I’m never able to do properly. It doesn’t seem to matter how much I warm up, until I’ve done a race I never seem to be fully stretched out.
Anyway, the result of that is that I ran 21.65 -1.7m/s and came 3rd in my heat, missing out on the 2nd place automatic qualifying spot by 0.04, and then unfortunately didn’t get through based on my time. Which is frustrating as I know I could have gone quicker had I got another run, but it doesn’t always go to plan on the day.
I think I’m going to make that my last race this season and just concentrate on getting back into decent shape for next season as I’m clearly still lacking in fitness a bit after my injury. Stepping up the training again now as I’ll be able to train Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays from this point onwards. And definitely going to get some gym sessions in during the off season as that’s a big hole in my training schedule.