Thanks for the great video, my daughter is a huge fan of both Sanya Richards, Allyson Felix and loves to watch/learn others too.
Many times a week I have to remind her to finish her homework as she sits and watches their videos on the computer, sometimes for hours at a time… and checking their stats etc. She truley loves the 400m.
For her birthday (July) I am saving to get her to the Olympic Mens/Womens 400m tryout finals in Eugene, Oregon. Which, is good timing too, being at the end of June. That would be the ultimate b-day gift for her. We only live about 300 miles away, so not too far to drive.
T-Slow, I will show her your comment, it will make her day!
Yes, she will be doing summer track, both AAU and USATF. She hasn’t been with a club for 2 years, as we couldn’t afford the travel/time (300 mile round trip) and was only doing the Saturday practice during school… though while with Seattle Speed, she was running her fastest 100m/200m sprints.
The past 4 years I have tried my best to help her for Middle School track, AAU/USATF track and last June she did well with her first/last time competing in the Hershey meet. Running the 800m.
I have had the time to be able to spend with her, as I had medical issues (that are much better now) and was not able to work.
I feel very, very fortunate to have been able to have that time, and even when working (hopefully soon!!!) I will still spend as much time as I can to help and enjoy the time with her.
She had another meet last night.
There were only 3 schools in the meet, so not alot of recovery between some events, such as, she ran the 4 x 100m @ 4:43PM and then started in the open 400m @ 4:53PM (time of each is on video), leaving less than 10 minutes of recovery before running the open 400m. After the 400m, she ran the 200m, then finally, the 4 x 400m. By the time she ran in the 4 x 400m, she was already fatigued.
Here is the 4 x 400m video, I zoomed a little closer so as to see arm mechanics better, she is running the 4th leg:
She also learned not to change her strategy in the 400m.
She was expecting to be running against a certain “rival”, but the school didn’t put her in the race and put another girl in who is a very good 300m hurdler…My daughter thought she wouldn’t need to start the 400m so quickly (which really confused me as to why but we got that out of her head for the future)…but found out differently.
She “assumed” that the girl would “die” in the final 100m…but, instead, she found herself trying to play catch-up.
Great “lesson-learned”, and still, she got a personal best of 1:00.4
She has Districts next week, then Regionals.
Here is the video of last nights 400m, she is in lane #5: