The official website of the Olympic Trials is www.tracktown12.com. If you click that link, you'll see the TrackTown 2012 logo in the top left corner with a scrolling message that circulates between, "Best. Time. Ever," "Best. Town. Ever," and, "Best. Team. Ever." That last one and the title of this post are all I could think about after Tuesday's throwing session!
I won't go into much detail, because I want to keep that practice's power for myself, but I wanted to write down the cues that worked so well for me the other day. Maybe they'll help one of you, too.
1. Relax out of the back (at the start of the throw).
2. Hide the javelin behind my head once I withdraw it.
3. Tall, relaxed upper body.
4. Accelerate with a closed left side to my left foot.
5. Throw over the left foot!
I also like to pick a focal point out in the sector; typically just a little bit above eye level, and as far away as I can see clearly. It helps me keep my chest up.
I have one more throwing session (on Monday) before I leave for the Northwest! I'm going home for one day before I head down to Eugene on the 27th. I get to see these babies again: