Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon
Keith took the time to do a question and answer session about his 2012 High Jump Olympic Trials.
What were the Olympic Trials like this year?
It was not very warm in Oregon, with the temperature being in the mid-50’s. It seemed to rain most of the time we were there unfortunately. I really enjoyed myself despite it being so gloomy, but my body didn’t really react the way I wanted it to. I’m my own biggest critic, and in retrospect, I don’t feel that I was as prepared as I should have been. I think that may just be disappointment. I’ve worked so hard for so long and it’s just disappointing. My training started really well this year, but I had a setback when I sustained a knee injury while participating in my first outdoor meet. That set me back a lot. I had to take off a month right before the trials started and that didn’t help my conditioning. [click to continue…]
We caught up with Keith Moffatt for a quick Q&A session via cell phone while he was on his way to the Olympic trials in Eugene Oregon.
Returning to Hayward Field, one of the most hallowed sites in the sport, the U.S. Olympic Team Trials are hosted in 2012 at Hayward Field. Hayward field was the site of the ’72, ’76, ’80 and ’08 Olympic Trials as well. The country’s most prestigious pre-Olympic event, the Olympic Trials is where the roster for Team USA will be selected for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. [click to continue…]
So it’s been a rough couple of weeks.
I injured my knee during my first outdoor competition on 4/21/12 in California. Immediately after the competition I went to get treatment. [click to continue…]
As the 2012 Olympics in London steadily approaches, Soliant’s Olympian, Keith Moffat, updates us on his progress:
It’s less than a 100 days to the London Olympics, has your training or motivation changed now that we’re getting close so close?
Yes my training has changed and I am more motivated. My workouts are more intense. I always make sure I do everything in my workout and a little more. I do not want to look back and feel like I did not do everything possible to make this Olympic team. I may even cut my hours so that I can take my training up a notch.
What’s been going on for work? We heard you shot an internal video for Soliant – can you tell us about that?
Work has been both busy and fun at the same time. I was asked by Ron Washburn [Soliant’s Vice President of Nursing Operations] if I had any acting skills. I told him that, in fact, I had very little! He said that he could use me in Soliant’s next training video anyway.
Two other colleagues and I acted demonstrated a scene about handling client phone calls. I really didn’t have much time to memorize the lines, so I just read them as we filmed. It was a fun video. Everyone loved when I jumped on top of the desk and started dancing. I hope to shoot another one in the future. [click to continue…]
The indoor track season is finally over. I competed in my final meet, USA Indoor Track and Field Nationals, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I placed 3rd with a jump of 7 feet 5 inches. The person that came in 2nd place jumped the same height, and the 1st place person jumped 7 feet 6 inches. It was a close competition. The top two finishers qualified for the Indoor World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. I was a little upset that I just missed the team, but the good thing is that it gives me confidence heading into the outdoor season.
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A Quick Update on My Progress
First meet: 7’3.25″
Second meet: 7’4.5″
Third meet: 7’1.5″
It’s been 10 days since my last competition and I needed the down time to get ready and rest up for my next competition. After each competition, I like to evaluate the great things I did and the mistakes I made, similar to how Soliant evaluates a call to a candidate or client. Correcting my mistakes and highlighting the successful things I do is the perfect recipe for success.
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