This is Sofia's first blog from last Friday (we're a little late posting this for her) she is sharing her days leading up to the World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon
We're posting this in Polish and English
Dziś środa, miałam dość ciężki trening, bo biegałam 8km biegu ciągłego w drugim zakresie intensywności, a potem szybkość 10x100m. Czuję się dość dobrze, ale widać jeszcze oznaki zmęczenia po poniedziałkowym starcie. W weekend startuje na dystansie 1500m. Powinno być co raz lepiej ze startu na start.
Today Wednesday. Got quite hard workout today cause I ran 8 km non-stop in the second level of intensivity and then 10x100 m. I feel quite good but still I can feel been tired after Monday start (in European Athletics Festival). Weekend plan: 1500 m. Should be better and better from one performance to another.
Dziś piątek, już jutro jeden z ważniejszych startów na początku sezonu letniego. Startuję na Memoriale Janusza Kusocińskiego na dystansie 1500m. Liczę na rekord życiowy i pobicie rekordu Polski. Dzisiaj robiłam lekki trening na pobudzenie. Czuje się dobrze, więc jestem dobrej myśli.
Today is Friday. It is tommorrow, one of the most important starts in the begining of outdoor season. I am competing at the Janusz Kusocinski Memorial at the 1500 m distance. My aim is personal best and Polish National Record. Today I did very light practice for kind of awakening. I feel fine so I got a good feeling.
And what she did then was sensational. She ran 4:07,34 which is in fact over 4 seconds better than Polish Junior Record by Lida Chojecka. From the last corner Danuta Urbanik (PB 4:07,95) and Katarzyna Broniatowska (4:08,79 PB) ran out as first two. When in the half of last straigh Angelika Cichocka (4.07,55 PB) did succesful attack it seemed like that was going to be first three. Not. The finish of Ennaoui was superb and she was the first on the line with advantage on World Indoor Championships silver medallist Cichocka over a meter. Shocking. And that makes Ennaoui second in world tables with Ethiopian Gudaf Tsegay (4:02,83). Sophia confirms that she is able for gold in Eugene.
What she did next is Polish Junior Record at 3000m. Last weekend in French Sotteville she did it as I first Polish Junior under 9 minutes. Previous record 9:08.09 was from 8 September 1996 (Lidia Chojecka). The result of coach Wojciech Szymanik athlete is the best in Europe for juniors this year and only 4 Africans ran faster. That means Ennaoui has got for qualification fo Eugene - 800, 1500, 3000 metres.