|Elephant Fountain outside the main pool at Mandalay Bay, trunks up mean good luck~|
Since there is never a dull moment! I will give you guys the cliff notes version:
- Tucson Elite, two day meet in Tucson, AZ. Threw a seasons best of 69.64 (228.4 ft). Thanks again to Craig Carter for hosting an amazing meet.
- Las Vegas promotional events with SHOOTmedia. It was my first time actually part taking in the “Vegas Experience”. I had an amazing time and met some amazing people.
- Decompress. To finish off my tour of the Southwest, I drove over to Parker, AZ for my families annual trip to The River. The River is my favorite place in the whole wide world! This is the only place where I can go and “decompress” - something that needs to do before USA Nationals.
- Olympic Training Center hammer meet: I finally figured out what is going on with my throw this season. Let me explain...
|Britney Henry Competing at The Olympic Training Center: June 9th, 2011|
After a text message conversation with coach and a quick talk today, I learned that I just have to throw as I've practiced. Nothing changes in the meet. I don’t have a “meet throw” or have “meet speed”. What I do in practice, and in warm-ups, is what I plan to keep doing in the meet.
Now, this may sound like all kinds of common sense, but let me tell ya, your mind is very powerful. It takes a ton of confidence and mind control to take your mind out of the game and feel what your body has been doing all year in training.
I have been having an amazing year with practice. My throw has never felt better. Now, I just have to let it happen on the field. Hayward Field to be exact. :)
Nationals is right around the corner and I cannot wait. I just started a new cycle of 3 days of training. It is an amazing cycle, the one that I look most forward to during the year. I train for 2 days, have a day of compete rest, train one day and then one more day of compete rest; repeat until the season is over.
I am not sure what my meet schedule will be after Nationals. I think that I am going to take a trip up North to Canada and then maybe a quick trip to Europe.
I hope everyone is having a great summer so far! Congratulations to all the new graduates!
Some Random shots from my trip to Vegas~
|View from the Mix Lounge---the Strip|
|Pool Party with SHOOTmedia at the Moorea beach club~|
|View from my room at the Luxor~|
|SHARK!!!! Found this little guy while wandering the casino :)|