Quad felt progressively worse as the day went on. That cramp screwed me up.
10.77 prelims, relaxed but definitely not as easy as it should have been.
10.82 finals. had nothing mentally and literally gave up. I felt like such a chump that I almost didn’t run the 200. My quad was tight as hell but decided to run anyway. Didn’t do much of a warm up, just a few strides. I took it at about 98% until 30 or so left and shut it down. Ran 21.57 with a -.9 wind. Sam Flood gave me quite the compliment after the race too about “jogging 21.5’s”.
Given how my quad feels now (feels like a pull) I’m surprised as hell I ran a 21.5. I wasn’t expecting to go under 22 and if it wasn’t my last race until late June I would have scratched. Mentally I feel pretty burnt out right now, having been racing since late November. Part of me wants to call the season over but I still want to run and race simply because the weather is going to be so good for speed work.
Also congrats to Gabe Rivera. He knows how to race regardless of the atmosphere (there was none at this meet). I need to get that type of mentality.