Athlete Blog 3 From The IMG Academy
Things have been going well out here – conditions are pretty much the same, a few degrees cooler on the cloudy days, which for training is always a bonus!
We have maintained a similar structure to the first 2 weeks and the warm up has become more coordinated and easier with practice.
New additions to the training include a pool session, which was so welcome on one of the hottest days ever, and consisted of drills up and down the pool combined with swimming.
Loren has continued to give us coaching on our block techniques with feedback on video analysis tracking our progression.
A guest coach has also joined us for 6 weeks – Dwight Philips, a 4 time World Champion in the Long Jump. He is a really fun coach and very encouraging. He has focused a lot on hill work and bounding.
Gym work has also been introduced 3 times a week and is mostly weight lifting.
Mental conditioning and nutrition each run once a week as before and we made protein bars this week – which actually tasted nice!
Orlando Ortega, the fastest 110m hurdler of 2015, visited IMG this week. He watched one of our sessions and we had a chance to chat to him afterwards. It’s great to get to meet these kind of athletes and hear their story.
By Ellen McGeough for JTG