RunBlogRun, #1: How did you feel at 4.90 meters?
Jenn Suhr: I felt confident at 4.90, but I was also trying to stay focused. With the length of the meet, I wasn’t sure if I should jump at 4.90 or go straight to 5.02. However, I knew it was a height that was a progression to my ultimate goal. I tried to stay focused and not get too excited after the clearance.
RunBlogRun, #2: Had you practiced at 5 meters?
Jenn Suhr: I have only jumped at 5 meters on our outdoor runway and that was a couple years ago.
RunBlogrun, #3. You are only second women over 5 meters, how does that feel?
Jenn Suhr: My goal was to be the 1st women ever over 5.02 indoors.
RunBlogRun, # 4: You told me at NB Grand Prix that five meters sounded ominous, but 16-5, 16-6 sounded okay, where do you go now?
Jenn Suhr: As a vaulter, I am always looking to improve. From here, I will take the same approach I do every season and that is to make technical improvements and stay healthy! To give insight, my coach tells me I am not jumping anywhere near my potential, and that was after 5.02!
Runblogrun, # 5. Overhere, (in Europe), two vault observers noted that Ms. Isinbayeva either gets motivated or depressed with your 5.02m, you seem to invite competition, are you looking forward to Moscow?
Jenn Suhr: I know how I feel, and that is motivated and excited for what outdoor holds…! As for Moscow, I have to concentrate on qualifying at US Nationals.
RunBlogRun, # 6. How are you feeling about your first World record?
Jenn Suhr: I am honoured to have a WR, but breaking it after such a great athlete had it means even more. This was one of those records in track and field that wasn’t considered to be broken for a long time.