I was back in Bozeman last Friday for the Bobcat Performance meet, the third of four indoor meets hosted by MSU this year. This meet was exciting for me because there were two rounds of the 60, which is usually a great way to set a good mark.
I had an abbreviated but strong training week leading up to the meet, continuing to build on my newfound power out of the blocks. My coach had me especially focused on being aggressive from 10-30m to maximize my time spent sprinting upright in the 60.
Inspired by Noah Lyles, I’ve been experimenting with some self-activation drills before maximal efforts. For now, I’ve focused on my glutes, calves, and lats. It actually makes a tangible difference in how prepared I feel.
The meet was pretty late for me—the 200m wasn’t until 7:15pm, which is usually about an hour before I go to bed. Although I tried to shift my circadian rhythm slightly back, I was still up at 5:30am the day of the meet.
As usual, I raced the 60 and 200 at this meet. This time, I was the fastest seed time in both races.