04 OCT 2011 Series While enjoying her post

Felix pleased with Daegu double challenge – IAAF Online Diaries

Allyson Felix in Daegu with the latest additions to her medal collection (Kirby Lee)Allyson Felix in Daegu with the latest additions to her medal collection (Kirby Lee) © Copyright

While enjoying her post-season break, Allyson Felix takes a brief time out to reflect on her 200m/400m double experience in Daegu in her latest IAAF Online Diary.


“It feels great to be back home.


“Since I travel so much I love spending time at home with my family and friends. I was gone about a month for World Championships and the first thing I did when I got home was go to some of my favorite restaurants. Two of my favorite restaurants are Mastro's, and Harold and Belles.


“I'm just relaxing now that I'm on my break. I try to completely get away from the track and just give my mind and body a time to be refreshed.  


“I'll get back to training at the end of this month. I've completely stayed away from the track but I like to roller blade, play tennis and bike ride. To relax I enjoy lying on the beach, watching movies and reading.


“I'm pleased with my performances at World Championships. Of course I'm extremely competitive and would have loved to walk away with all gold medals, but I'm so happy that I decided to take on a new challenge.


“I learned a lot from the experience about how my body will feel after racing so much, conserving energy and things I would need to improve on if I decide to do this again.


“The most difficult part for me was getting my turn over back to sprint again after the 400. I mentally prepared for World's by taking one day at a time both mentally and physically and not overwhelming myself, just breaking everything down.


“I haven't decided about doing the 200m and 400m in London. I think I can improve on doing the double but it's a decision that I will make much later on. I am excited about the possibility, but the 200m is where my heart will always be.


“Take care,”


Allyson