I tried out for the Olympics last year and I didn’t make the team. I was so devastated because I felt that I had put all of my energy into training, but I wasn’t good enough to make it. The other competitors were able to outclass me, no matter how much I tried. I had to sit at home and watch all of the competitors battle for the gold, silver, and bronze. The Olympics won’t be happening for another 3 years, and I’m going to make sure that I have elite speed sports performance by working with a trainer that can make me better than the competition.
The trainer has been putting me through endless drills to put me in the state I need. Just when I feel like giving up, the trainer pushes me even harder to keep going to achieve my goal. I think about how I felt the moment I saw that I was outclassed by the other competitors and how it felt to not be at the Olympics. It’s a mix of sadness and anger that motivates me to continue with the training. My muscles may be sore, but that comes with the territory, because the saying goes that you can’t get gain without pain.
Every day the trainer measures my progress to see how far I’ve come. I’ve made a great deal of improvement since I first started, but there is still a lot of work to be done. The fastest time from the competitors who made it to the Olympics is still a long way away from what I am currently able to get, so I have to keep going. I’ll be doing as much training to build my muscles and increase my overall speed so I can reach that time. Then once I have it, I’ll work past it.