Tag: Dawn Harper
As far behind as I was at the start of this season and after having to play as much catch up as I have, I feel like I’m been doing pretty well so far this year.
I don’t know exactly where I am. I know I’m not in great race shape, but this year, I might have to race myself into shape.
During this eight months I was sidelined, I wasn’t even allowed to trot or jog. Because I hadn’t done any kind of running motion in so long, when I first started running this year, I couldn’t even run smooth.
I had to ease my way into it. I couldn’t do my mileage runs. Stuff that I can normally do and have no problem with, I had to do little-by-little and inch-by-inch. My leg wasn’t strong enough, and my knee hadn’t been pounded … Read More »
With just two weeks until the USA Outdoor Championships, Ginnie Crawford picked a great time for her best run of the year.
Ginnie ran the 100-meter hurdles in a season’s best 12.90 seconds to finish third on Thursday at the Samsung Diamond League Golden Gala in Rome, Italy.
It was Ginnie’s first sub-13-second run of the 2013 outdoor season and she as she tweeted afterward, a confidence builder.
Took 3rd today in the Rome Diamond League meet not too shabby, slowly coming back! It’s been great racing in Italy!
— Ginnie Crawford (@GinnieCrawford) June 6, 2013
Prior to racing on Thursday in Rome, Ginnie got so practice time in during the Italian trip with training partners Allyson Felix, Dawn Harper and Jeneba Tarmoh. After they finished their session, the quartet mugged it up for the camera.
Meets like Thursday’s in Rome are … Read More »
After a long track season — one of the best of her career — Ginnie Crawford is using the offseason to unwind and catch her breath. Since arriving back in Los Angeles in early September, Ginnie has spent time in LA, Miami, Cancun and Seattle, enjoying life to the fullest. She took fans along for the ride with her camera and Instagram.
The offseason started just one day after Ginnie returned from abroad after her final race of the year in Croatia when a friend surprised her with a trip to the Video Music Award at Staples Center.
From there it was on to the weekend, as Ginnie celebrated her September 7th birthday with friends and family in LA.
A week after her birthday, Ginnie got the special treat of participating in a gold tournament with R&B singer … Read More »
I’m coming off one of the most successful track seasons of my career. Pushing aside what happened at Trials, it was a pretty good year for me.
When I missed out on the Olympics, I never would have imagined the rest of my season going as well as it did. In those first few days after Trials, I was questioning whether I would ever be successful at this. It was in that next race I ran in Paris on July 6th that things clicked and it was different. I ran a season’s best that day, a 12.59. It was my best time since 2007.
It wasn’t the fastest time, but at that moment, given where I had been emotionally those few days before, I was so appreciative of it. Even though I didn’t win that race, it was probably my best meet … Read More »
Shawn and I have been spending some time watching the Olympics, but it’s tough. He didn’t really realize how disappointing it was going to be until the opening ceremonies came on. He started feeling a little down watching that.
I didn’t watch the opening ceremonies at all, I just saw people tweeting about it. But if it’s something that upsets you, you have to just turn it off and that’s what we did. I got over it though and caught up on some stuff last week.
Since track and field started, I’ve been watching a lot more. I don’t think I could stay away if I tried. I don’t want to be a sore loser. But I think I speak for everybody who isn’t there when I say you can’t help but have a bit of bitterness to you. We were all … Read More »
Hours after securing her spot in the final eight, Ginnie was back out on the track on Saturday night at the U.S. Olympic Trials, one step from the Olympics.
Ginnie lined up in lane seven and got off fast, at one point surging toward the lead. But a late rush from her competitors through the line left Ginnie on the outside looking in. She crossed the finish line of the women’s 100-meter hurdles in 12.90 four tenths of a second outside of an Olympic spot.
On the day after the race, Ginnie took to Twitter to thanks fan for their support throughout the Trials.
I would like to thank all my followers who wished me well and prayed for me during the trials!! It means so much to me and I appreciate it!
— Ginnie Crawford (@GinnieCrawford) June 24, 2012
Ginnie Crawford is one step away from qualifying for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
GC took second in her heat during the semi-finals of the 100-meter hurdles to qualify automatically to compete in the 100mH final later tonight in TrackTown. Her time of 12.78 in the semi-final was six best among 21 ladies competing in three heats.
Dawn Harper, who trains with Ginnie under coach Bobby Kersee posted the fastest semi-final time at 12.65. GC’s fastest time of the year is just one-hundreth off that lead time, a 12.66 which she ran twice during a tour of the Caribbean last month.
Among others competing for a spot in the Olympics during tonight’s final will be another of Ginnie’s training partners Michelle Perry, Lolo Jones, and Kellie Wells, the 2011 U.S. Outdoor Champion in the event. Only the Top 3 ladies across the line … Read More »
I’m getting ready for the U.S. Olympic Trials here in a few days. It’s an exciting time.
Whenever I run an individual race, all I’m thinking about is that race, and what I’m trying to work on at that time. When I’m in a race, I’m in that moment. I’m ready to go, and I know that I have to make this race a good one and execute properly to come out with a good time. My mindset is to live in the moment and take that moment in, but once it’s gone, I’m ready to get back to work on fixing things or racing again.
My long-term goal is to compete in the Olympics and win gold there, but that’s still too far ahead to think about before each race. It does help me when I’m training and doing day-to-day workouts, … Read More »