I did okay at best. I can't bitch too much, but performed poorly on a few throws where I thought I would do well. Here is how it broke down:
Braemar Stone: Threw a PR here and it actually felt pretty good. I had plenty of pop, I drove well and I feel like I did an alright job of keeping my high and throwing up.
Open Stone: Threw another PR here. I didn't hit 40' like I wanted, but I had some good pushes and had 38'+ throw. Special thanks to Dan Jessop and Dave Robinson for helping out with my form.
56# Weight For Distance: I don't even want to write about this one. It seems that every other Games I forget how to throw it. The only PR I threw in Jax was the 56 and it felt like a crappy throw. I have to make it down to Ocala to practice with another A Division competitor to get this one down. I'm taking up about 1/2 of the box on the first spin, when the guys who are good at this are almost staying in place on their first spin.
28# Weight for Distance: I needed to get my head clear, so my first throw was my old school single spin. It went something like 47', but it was a throw away attempt, so I didn't care too much. I concentrated on keeping my first spin tight on the next throw and it went 55'+, a PR. Final throw I kept it tight and got a better pull and I threw 56'+ which is a huge PR and one of my goals for this Games.
Hammer: This was frustrating. I threw 69' in Orlando but only hit 64' in these Games. I keep releasing after 2 spins because I feel like I'll lose it after the third. In practice I keep my hips on a good rotation and stay stable, but the last two Games I've just screwed up. Again I need to practice with someone who has technique.
Caber: I usually am in the top 4 or 5 with this, but I had no pop after lunch. It was too damned hot and I did not have the energy. I need to start doing my workouts outside from Noon-2 to get used to the heat, so I don't suffer after our lunch break.
Sheaf: To be honest I don't even want to talk about it. Too many people trying to tell me too many different things and I just got screwed up. Just like the caber, no pop.
56# Weight For Height: I made it to 11' and barely hit the bar at 12'. No excuse here, just no gas left in the tank.
I had a great time with some great people and I got to spend some time with my Uncle Bobby and Aunt Marty. I need to spend less time in the gym and more time on the field.