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    Sunday, July 20, 2008


    RACE DAY – 2:40PM Douglas Park, Regina, SK.

    Another blazing hot Sunday to race in; no real complaints with that though.

    As my last competition of the season I can’t say I wasn’t a little sad. But I tried my best to ignore those feelings and focus on what I was about to do … again.
    I took a few moments to visualize, and once I was warmed up put my spikes on and headed to practice my starts.
    Today the Sr. Girls were slotted to go last so that provided the opportunity to watch a couple of other races.
    Aaron reeled in his competition over the 8th hurdle. It was a strong race for him, and sometimes seeing your training partner succeed is a mini-confidence booster.

    My loyal cheering section showed up in the knick of time, and I noticed them when I was walking back from the first false start. I admit, I’m a bit of a support-junkie. I love knowing there are people to help yell me through the finish line, as well as pick me up afterwards!

    Out in lane 6 this time around and I was racing three girls other I did not know.  Also, today was the first race Carla had me switch my footing in the blocks. I will now be coming out with my left leg to start. It was awkward at first but I know it’s for the best.

    The gun went off again, and with focus and control I came out hauling ass.

    Carla would tell me later her worry was hurdle 5 but this race proved I could handle it.
    However, I approached both hurdle 2 and 7 with more of a stutter step than a stride – which inevitably would leave me with a final time of 63.75.
    I felt like I could’ve run 62 this time; I was reassured it was definitely in the works.

    In any case, 400m Hurdle Provincial Champion is not too bad, not too bad at all.