After a month long stay in British Columbia with my girlfriend I am back in Toronto. It was really nice going out west for the first time in my life and meeting my girlfriend's family, something I think I'll definitely have to make an annual habit of.
On the track side of things, the trip did not go as planned at all. Heading into the trip I was extremely excited to be around some new scenery, race some people I wasn't familiar with, and actually have some people around during my practices while I trained at the same time as my girlfriend's club. I haven't really ever had a consistent training partner since I started training for the 800m and quite honestly it's starting to get me.. But anyways moving right along, I thought I'd be able to walk away from the trip with a shiny new PB.. Not exactly what happened. I ended up running my 3 slowest races of the season with 2 of them even being slower than my previous PB from last season. I could talk about the 40 degree weather in one race, or the fact that 2 of the races weren't overly competitive and I had to do a lot of the work by myself, but in track and field when it really comes down to it, it's on you. I think I am just mentally stuck and it's up to me to fix it. Workouts haven't been going badly so I doubt that I'm physically burnt out enough to warrant my poor performance so all hope isn't lost quite yet.
I've already completed 2 solid workouts while back in Toronto so it's a really mentally tough time doing workouts that say I should be running 1:55/1:56 (according to my coach), and only running 1:57/1:58. I have a time trial this weekend (if you'd like to be my rabbit I will name my first born after you) and the countdown is really on to the end of my season. I only plan on racing once or twice more after that time trial so I'm gonna have to get my head out of my butt pretty quickly if I want to complete my start of season goal.
All in all the trip to British Columbia was great. The racing didn't go as planned but that's not why I went out there so I won't let that ruin the trip for me. That's all for now, there are some pictures below from out west and high five for my shortest blog post yet. Have a great day everyone.