Track Meet 3-28-19

Today's Workout: 
100 meter, 200 meter, and 4x400 meter
Workout Duration: 
The meet was about 3 hours
Honey Nut Cheerios and Apple Sauce
4 Barbecue wings and fries from Shane's Rib Shack
Leftover Chicken Alfredo
Green Apple, Goldfish, and a bag of Cheez-its
Stay hydrated! # of 8oz. glasses of water: 
I'm listening to: 
shoes on the track, breathing, and occasionally the sound of the starting gun
I'm grateful for: 
My endurance, speed, and the competition
Tomorrow's goals...: 
1st place...always strive for first place
Journal entry: 
This meet was the championship meet. The Pre-limb meet was Saturday, March 23, so from that meet, competitors had to qualify for the meet that took place on Thursday, March 28. The weather was perfect for running a meet. It was in the high 60s, low 70s, with a minimum amount of wind. The sun was shining bright, and that's when I knew it would be a good meet. I qualified for the 100 meters, the 200 meters, and the 4x400 meter relay. The 100 meter was my first race, so an hour before I was scheduled to race, I focused on warming up. This consisted of 2 laps around the track--they were at a pretty slow speed. After running laps, I did some dynamics: toe touches, high knees, lunges, things of that sort. Then I ended my warm up with 15 minutes dedicated to stretches. The warm temperature allowed me to not do as many dynamic drills, but 70 weather is no excuse for not stretching. After my stretches, it was time for me to race in the 100 meters. I was seeded first, so I took lane 4 (the best lane). The starter did the usual commands, and I responded in my usual ways. On the "on your mark call," I came from behind my blocks, high jumped, and stretched my legs into my set blocks. On the "set" call, I raised my hips and leaned forward ready to explode. However, something held me back. I noticed my shoe string from my spike was loose. The string hit the track, and immediately the fear of tripping while on the blocks and while running came over me. I was so affected by that little thing, that I came out the blocks slower and later than how I usually do. I ended up in second (silver...yay...), which isn't bad. But, I was seeded first; therefore, I was expected to be the first one crossing the finish line. For my remaining races, I made sure my shoelaces were tied...tight. In my 200 meter race, I was seeded 4th, but I ended the race in 3rd place, which is an improvement. Lastly, for the 4x400 meter relay, I ran the second leg, and we came in second-to-last (sheesh...). That relay is one of the hardest races, but I love it because I know it will get me in shape for my shorter distance races.