March 6, 2013

Day Two from Indoor Track Nationals

I woke up this morning at 8:30 a.m. and had breakfast at the hotel, which was pretty good. After breakfast, I went back up to the room and watched some jump film from the last meet, took a quick shower. I then went to Dick’s Sporting Goods around 10 a.m. and bought a hamstring compression sleeve. 

We then proceeded to the Crossplex where the meet is being held (pictures tomorrow). Once there, we checked out the pole vault pit and runway. My leg was a bit sore from workouts earlier in the week, but felt much better today after my pre-jump treatment.

After treatment, I went through my warm up and took a few jumps. I got over a 4.90 meter bungee pretty easily and my steps were on, so we shut it down. 

I had my after workout treatment then came back to the hotel while the coaches went to the coaches meeting at 4 p.m. Before heading up to my room, I stopped by the student lounge at the hotel and joined my fellow participants filling bags of food for underprivileged children, doing our small part to help those less fortunate than ourselves. And I got a pretty sweet shirt as a token of appreciation, which you can check out in the picture above. Not a bad deal if you ask me!

While the coaches were at their meeting, I relaxed a bit and put in an extra session of ice until we went to dinner around 7 p.m. All and all it was a good day - a lot better than being at school any day. I'll have some video footage of the Crossplex and some of the ceremonies tomorrow, but for now I’m going to get back to rehab. Hope everyone had fun in the snow.

So long from the hotel :)

Evan