Tim Glover (born 11 January 1990) is a javelin thrower from the United States. He has won the NACAC U23 and NCAA championships.
Season bests 2kg:
2010 71,31m (233′ 11″)
2011 80,33m (263′ 6″)
2012 81,69m (268′ 0″)
2013 78,69m (258′ 2″)
2014 84,01m (275′ 7″)
Right now I am in the middle of completing an internship that is required by my school (Illinois States University]. I had the option of doing it in the summer but I was told I could do it in the fall so that opened my summer track & field season back up.
As of now I have been lifting three days a week–Monday, Wednesday, Friday–for the last four weeks just to get back into things. Within the next few weeks I will start my actual training outside of the weight room. I have no specific season goal for next year but I would like to be a consistent 80m thrower.
My coach, who I had been working with the last few years ,was let go from Illinois State so I am currently doing things on my own. I do not have a training partner so it is hard sometimes.
At the Continental Cup, I finally noticed several things other throwers were doing. I was told all year I throw too high but my teammate/ roommate Curt Jensen but shrugged it off. I am pretty sure I threw higher than every single person at that meet which made me realize I need to come through the point a little better or at least keep the tip down. I also need to keep the javelin “straight” because it seems like I wrap a lot. This will also cause a loss of distance so again something I need to work on this off-season. I know I am not a speed thrower but I believe if I can just increase my speed throughout the entire throw I will be successful.
In the weight room I will be working on my snatching as well as more pullovers. I believe I set a good base strength last year and will work off of it but I have never snatched and have done few pullovers. I am also doing some quick feet drills and box jumps to help me feel light on my feet and to have that explosive power.
It was different throwing all the way in September this year. I usually stop throwing after the USA Championships then start back up because of school in late August. It will be nice that I am pushing things back a little just to start getting used to the longer seasons.
My meet schedule this year is still in the works. As of now I want to compete at the Texas Relays, a meet I have never gone to. Last year I went to the Kansas Relays, again another meet I had never done. I have a few other meets I want to throw at the next few years to say I have thrown at it. It is kind of like a “meet bucket list”. After the Texas meet I do plan on returning to the Tennessee Relays where I always have big throws.
This off-season break seemed short but I took the break that I needed. I am excited to get back into things especially after competing against the throwers at the Continental Cup. I will have to stick with things and keep training because at this point I think I know what my body can and cannot handle.