28, 2006 - Off to Melbourne
I'm off to Melbourne, Australia tomorrow and really looking
forward to getting to the warmer weather. Although the winters
here in the Netherlands aren’t nearly as cold as Canada,
it’s still difficult to do specific speed training.
Nevertheless, training has been going great and I am eager
to see it transfer into some good races.
an interesting indoor season and I’ve learned a lot
about the sport. I once thought that if I was training well,
racing would come easy. However, I’ve learned that this
isn’t always the case and there are many different factors
to consider, such as training effects, racing tactics, travel,
and new environment. It’s been different for me to go
to races or be in a race where no one speaks English or no
English instructions are given. Again, a learning experience!
way, I’m absolutely psyched to be racing at the Commonwealth
Games in Melbourne, as it will be my first major games. But,
I plan to go there with a purpose to perform at my highest
ability and try not to be overwhelmed with the new experience.
I think this will be a great stepping stone for future games,
such as the Olympics. I will keep everyone posted on my progress
– I will be competing at a preparation meet on March
9th. Then the heats of the women’s 1500m for the games
will be on March 20th, with the final the following day.
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