The past two weeks have been very crazy, hence why this blog post is coming out a little late. The week starting February 17th, week 8, I had a solid week of training hitting some new rep maxes, but that wasn’t the highlight of the week.
Friday, I was able to go down to Staten Island, NY and watch the U.S. Indoor Championships. It was great to have a chance to see the goal, which I have set for myself, qualifying and competing in the 2020 US Indoor Championships. I also had the opportunity to catch up with a former teammate and friend who was competing at the Championships. Saturday, I had the opportunity to coach athletes at the DIII New England Championships, with one of my athletes earning All-New England honors.
Then on Sunday, I competed at the Boston University Last Chance Qualifier, throwing 16.51 meters (54’2”) to place 3rd. I think I was set-up to throw closer to 17 meters, but on my second attempt I felt something pop in my knee which caused some hesitation on later throws even after it had stopped hurting. I haven’t thrown since, but I have had no pain in my knee when squatting last week, so I am hopeful that I will have no pain when I am able to practice again.
Training has been a little sporadic the past couple weeks due to travel and finishing up one of my last 8-week courses for my master’s degree. However, this is not necessarily a bad thing. As I will discuss in a season recap post next week, I am going to set my yearly plan up to peak in February of next year, so the rest right now will be beneficial in making that year long push to US Indoors.
The meet last Sunday concluded my indoor season, and I will be writing another post this week to discuss my indoor season and plans moving forward.