Markus Rehm of just won the IPC World Championships in the Long Jump event. The big difference between his victory and all the other gold medals winners out in Doha, is that his performance would put him in the mix for medals at the able-bodied World Championships as well. This victory thrusts him into the … Continue reading The biomechanics of Long Jump, with or without a leg
This post is a metaphor. The metaphor was going to be around the longest relationship I’ve ever had in my life, other than with my family. The relationship that is the pole vault. I started writing it, but I couldn’t finish, nothing about me could fathom why I would continue in a relationship so one-sided, … Continue reading Chasing the dragon
If you can't change it, accept it. If you can't accept it, change it. Pretty sure I've mentioned this quote before, it's one of my favs (colloquial term for favourites). It's one that I actually implement daily. A good example may be competition preparation, I will control every variable I can and ensure I have … Continue reading Change, or admit defeat
You hear it all the time in a post-race interview, but when do you really see it in real-life “I gave it 110%”. Did you really? Despite the obvious numerical fallacy in the statement how often do you see that any more? That whole-hearted, jumping in with two feet kind of commitment? Perhaps its a … Continue reading What’s holding you back?
Training was going amazing, and then I had a ridiculous nerve issue which caused me pain in my foot. I missed two running sessions and a pole vault session. Just when everything was going so well. Then, on top of that the first pole vault session back I broke a pole didn’t I? This caused … Continue reading Give me a break!