I had my first meet of the season last Friday in Gainesville, Florida. I usually open up at Florida Relays every year since I really like the atmosphere, the circle is good enough to throw a big mark as well, and the weather! The weather has been almost always nice, warm and sunny. I said almost because it was a quite different story last Friday. The temperature dropped to about 17ºC (63ºF) and it was rather cloudy and a little bit windy. It was not terrible, but considerably cold for Florida and for what I was expecting too. Anyways, I felt physically ready and the only thing I was missing was my technique. During the meet, I could not figure out what was wrong. Plus I did not have the right feelings with the implement.
After all, I do not fell this was a bad opener. However, sometimes when you have a very high expectations you do not get satisfy with anything less. I know I could throw my personal best last week but I would rather save it for later, perhaps for the time when it actually matters. With that being said, I am really looking forward to this season.
My next official competition is going to be the IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge in Ponce, Puerto Rico on May 18th, 2013. However, I might go out there and throw at some local meet in Virginia in two weeks and treat it as a good practice.
Here is the video of my 75,64m throw: