Sunday, April 15, 2012
That said I moved back a stride so to 10 steps so I could really just relax on the pole and you know what that means. YEP, too little. I made 12' (3.66m) easy in warm up but the pole was too little and I stopped. As predicted, when I entered the meet at 11' 6" (3.51m), I had a scare just like Palo Alto where the pole was so small it was useless. Somehow I made 11' 6" on my first and moved on.
At 12' I was on my next pole from 53'. I haven't been on this pole from this run since last July. Made 12' by a mile but didn't really move the pole as much as I thought I should so I moved back to 64' (12 steps) for 12' 7" (3.84m) and up another pole. Though I made it fairly easy the pole was tiny from that run. I think I can now use it from 10 steps again which would put me back on track for when I was jumping my best. BTW - I told the official I had made 12' 6" already this year and wanted 12' 7" so that's how we got the weird height. It was just me and Charlie Brown by that point. He beat me on a miss as neither made 13' and he made 12' 7" on his first and me on my second.
At 13' I was ready to make it happen but when I bent over to move my runway marker I felt a little weakness in the hamstring area behind my left knee. Since I have that big meet in Texas in two weeks I just stopped. I figure I'm right where I need to be. I'm not injured or dinged, my body is just reacting to me all of the sudden asking it to crank up about five notches. All and all a superb day. If nothing else it shows that my plan to remain true to my stadium ramps, squats and bars will pay off in bigger poles and increased runway power and speed. I'll get the 12' and 12' 7" video up later. Have a great day and thanks for being here! Bubba