Here’s my personal best marks this year for all the events I did:
Shot Put: 36’ 5’
Long Jump: 14’ 8”
Not bad for a halfway old guy, right? I know most of these numbers mean nothing so here’s a little perspective and quick facts: I finish near the end of the pack when I sprint against the high school kids, 1500m is 100m short of a mile, the shot is a 16lb ball, discus is 4.4lbs(2k), and long jump was the first since I was 13 so definitely out of practice there.
Training is challenging yet fun and the results of competing again is very rewarding, even if it’s at a local level. Anyone interested in training with me for next year’s meets??