Time to go over the fence and Lahti is where it's at
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Author:  javlindude [ Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:48 am ]
Post subject:  Time to go over the fence and Lahti is where it's at

After two years off, I will join the group that makes the journey to Lahti this summer. One plane for me from Seoul, South Korea to Helsink.

Last time I threw a javelin was USA Nationals outdoor in 2006. 58.25 meters.

Last week, I took 20 throws to test myself on an old dirt soccer field. I averaged 58 meters for the collection, so, I would like to share what I do from now, Week 1 through mid-July to prepare my 43 year-old carcass to wage battle with the fence at the other end of the landing area in Lahti.

Since October, when I arrived here in South Korea to work as DoD journalist, I have dropped 40 lbs. with only a change of diet. That was step one...

Anyone else in South Korea looking to make this trip to Lahti? drop me an email. Time to rally!

Author:  javlindude [ Tue May 12, 2009 2:11 am ]
Post subject:  The first three weeks have been excellent

Bought the plane tickets, reserved a room at the Radisson Helsinki on the water ($1500 total, flying from Seoul, South Korea to Helsinki and back).

For me, that was the only problem - logistics.

The challenge has been rewarding, and from what I've read in this forum, I am in a nasty hoard of unrelenting folks who are preparing to do some serious battle at Lahti across all the events! HA! Watch our smoke!

Lots of pull-overs and med ball tosses the first three weeks, and stretching like a rubber band makes up the training for now. 300-gram Turbo javs allow me to throw without burning out what is left of my throwing arm after 27 years of javelin throwing. All jav folks: get a turbojav. They make your release correct, and teach muscle memory speed...and if you miss the point, 300 gramms is a lot easier to deal with than a heavy metal spear pulling your flexor tendon in half!

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