Competition Day at The Decathlon
First I want to thank all of those who donated for Cancer Research at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. You helped raise a total of $2,670.21 on my end! With a grand total of $247,924 raised for the San Francisco event. All for the cause of helping children who do not respond to traditional cancer therapies.
I also want to thank you for helping me stay motivated to do this event in its entirety. This was a true test to my body and there were many times I doubted myself during training with the fear of injury.
Okay, so here’s a quick recap with awesome pictures!
Check out videos of the day on Breakthrough Personal Training's Facebook page.
The day started off with the 400m run which I almost missed, but luckily the event went fine and I beat my goal by 3 seconds! I did however, come in last in my heat (not last overall!) which made me realize the high level athletes I was competing against. I was toward the middle-back of the pack for most of the events. I did however, above average in the bench press, did well in the pullups tying for 3rd, and tied for 1st in the dips. I suppose it’s to no surprise I did well in the strength events doing what I do for a living. I ended with the 800m run and as always I gave every last ounce of energy to “sprint” to the finish line.
I did well for me, especially considering my past injuries and only 2 months of training. I beat my goals or came very close in 6 of 10 events. The other 4 I still did well, but I had just set too high of a goal before even testing them.
So what’s next??
This question and “Are you going to do another one?” are what people are asking me. I love these questions. First off, yes, I plan to do it next year.
As far as what’s next? I plan to do some All-comer track meets next year to test my running abilities and to help stay in shape. I bought a discus and shot to test and see how I throw. If all goes well, I will compete in these at the “recreational level” as well. This btw I did in high school, so it’s not new, I'll just be a little rusty.
Thanks again for reading, donating, and motivating me! Until next year…
Breakthrough personal training, Palo Alto, CA. D10 Decathlon, training for competition, trainer's results.
11/3/2016 02:50:57 pm
Jerry, I'm super proud of you! Congrats on participating, meeting and succeeding your goals and raising $'s of kids that really need it. You're a winner in my book! Laura
11/8/2016 01:54:22 pm
Thank you Laura!!
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