Geez, it’s been awhile….
After four years of football at my “college of choice”, I decided to make one of the best decisions I’ve made in a long time and come out for our school’s track team. I hadn’t run since my junior year in high school (if you can even call it participating, but that’s another story) and I, always looking for ways to test myself, wanted to see how fast (or slow) I really was.
Like I said before, it was one helluva decision.
For the first time, track has become “my sport”. I’ve become a student of the game, and my athletic goals revolve things like sub 48 400m dashes, speedy fast relays and national qualifying times. And other than a slew of nagging hamstring injuries (a topic I’ll no doubt address at some point on here), the running part, the “track” part, has been going great.
Then I threw the javelin one day.
I showed a bit of a knack for tossing it around, or I guess I threw it really far with the technique of a complete idiot, and now I’m neck deep in trying to master one of the most difficult sport challenges I’ve ever endured.
Long story short, this is gonna be one helluva ride. I’ve got all the physical tools to be decent at this, but my technique is complete sheeyit and I’m just as likely to screw up a throw and hit 15 meters as I am to get lucky and nail a 50 meter toss. All with my crappy technique.
Long story short, coming to a computer near you, the video/blog series chronicling the training of myself and one other crazy bastard with their eyes on DIII nationals is coming your way.
The Road to Nationals: TUTF 2011
“What the hell am I doing out here”