Dean's nationals trip really took a dive today when he couldn't get up any speed in a simple 200 meter qualifier.
It's a simple speed trial, one he's done many times, and much faster. He doesn't know why his legs turned to grape jelly today. He could be coming down with something. He could have just had a bad day after a series of sleepless nights.
But after so much work, it's a painful trip-up that will cost him.
What will he do next? Can he pick himself up after this? Is there anything left for him at nationals this year? And what about after nationals? Does he go back to twice-a-day workouts? Or just go home and leave the pain for some other schmuck?
Stay tuned for answers. Next week on Deancat Manor.