Weve been back at 7 lefts for about 2 weeks now, really nailing down the approach first and then working on the vault. Well i was getting a little frustrated about how i was jumping, it just didnt feel right, I was just missing it. I couldnt really put my finger on it until last night while watching video. So today i started practice by just doing half drills where i just worry about the first half of the vault and not about the second half. Heres the first video, bungee is at 5.90m/19"4" just trying to get used to committing to the jump.
This video is one of the last ones of practice. Bungee is 5.60m/18'4", finally starting to put it together.
My big news is that i just found out i am going to be competing at Sergey Bubka's competition in Donetsk, Ukraine on February 12th. I will probably be heading to Europe directly from The Pole Vault Summit in Reno, Nevada. I will do a few meets in Europe leading up to the big one in Donetsk. I will update as soon as i have more information.
Always Pursuing -Mark-