I’ve not updated my blog for a while because at the end of season we have a month or so off just to relax and let our bodies recover before we start the intense winter work, and also to get mentally prepared for the winter.
This winter I have started with a new coach, i’ve made this move as I feel it will help me in the future, previously I would hardly ever train specifically for long jump as my coach was a sprints coach, so I believe now that I need to train for my event if I want to develop.My new jumps coach is also working closely with one of the top UK coaches based in Stoke.
The facilities are not ideal in Scunthorpe so we are travelling a lot this winter to Hull as they have an indoor pit which we can use. This winter is the toughest winter to date! I’m training Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Monday nights are conditioning runs and plyametrics (bounding over hurdles hopping jumping on mats) and core stability work. Tuesday is technical work so we travel to Hull and use the indoor pit there. Wednesday is weights in a gym, Thursday we have been going on a long run but it’s changed now after a couple of weeks to hill runs. Saturday is the same as Monday, but we travel to Hull to do this indoors. So as you can see I have a very busy week every week training.
This is all working up to the Northern indoors in Sheffield EIS in January and the England Championships in Birmingham NIA in February. I am hoping to break the 7m barrier this indoor season. I have a warm up meeting in December just to make sure my run up and everything is ok and see where I am.
I will let you know how it goes.