Radford Invite 2013 was my second competition of the year. I decided to compete since my first meet did not go as well as I planned to. However, Radford was one of those from-full-practice meets and I had no intention to throw really far. The point was just to slightly improve my season best and to try out new technical gains in a competition setting. I do not usually have problems with throwing at meets but at the beginning of every season, it is a little bit challenging for me to focus on technique and to stay loose when the body wants to throw as far as possible. Honestly, I still feel more comfortable throwing in practice than meets but I believe that will slowly change with the start of regular season. And the season is approaching very quickly.
This week is my rest week and I would also take one. With the throw of 77,06m from last weekend and the rest week ahead of me, I feel confident to improve my personal best this weekend. I will travel to Durham, North Carolina for 2013 Duke Twilight Meet on Sunday, May 5th. I love the circle down there and I believe this will be a great way how to end current training cycle.
My next big competition is going to be the IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge in Ponce, Puerto Rico on May 18th, 2013.
Here is the video of my 77,06m throw: