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Discussion: pro athlete

in: nordmann; nordmann > 2018-05-31

Jun 1, 2018 4:31 AM # 
Didsco:
....you turned pro mate! You seem to get a good balance in your training and I bet your running fast at the mo, top work fella. You running the H-cross? Had a nice chat with Jock last week, was good to catch up with him, milking the system on his nice long pappa-ledig so seemed pretty happy with that.

Even my training is going well, I'm in surprisingly good shape, even knocking out intervals in 31C heat....got to keep clever like you and not push too hard.....hopefully can stay injury free for a few more weeks as we're going back to East Africa in June+July and plan to spend some time training with the Ugandan athletics team, though I'm a bit worried as 2 weeks ago Mo Farah only just beat our Ugandan mate Moses Kipsiro in a sprint finish over 10km, and my plan was to run with him if he's back from Europe.
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Jun 5, 2018 6:51 PM # 
nordmann:
Good to hear from you mate! Aye, I'm doing alright, been training well, been following a marathon training plan for a couple of months. Feeling the load in my legs a bit now and also tired from traveling the past few weekends too (traveling takes so much out of me now!), but now it's time to freshen up for the Cross in a couple of weeks!

Great to hear you're back smashing the intervals! It's amazing the development you can get from putting in some reasonable sessions and looking after your diet and sleep.

Pretty cool you will be training down on the track in Uganda. I think I remember John Akii-Bua's name coming up in some questions formulated out of that massive Olympics book that used to reside in the back of your old Honda!! Good times!!

Had a couple of good weekends catching up with Jocky on his holiday time! He's a changed man!
Jun 6, 2018 6:22 AM # 
Didsco:
John Akii-Bua! probably up there with Bolt as one of the most talented athletes of all time.....remember he won Olympic Gold in the 400 hurdles in 1972 setting a new world record, first man under 48 seconds, in the inside lane!!!

Here is a cool documentary about the man....watch how he keeps running like 20m at full speed after crossing the line in the Olympic final, amazing athlete.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY2s6ihFrvk
Jun 6, 2018 7:18 PM # 
nordmann:
That's an amazing documentary mate, thanks for the tip! Such a great athlete, the footage of him training with the weight vest and the hills is priceless! So cool he left his journal with Malcolm Arnold too. Think of the talent down there that just doesn't get the chance to shine! ...total legend for going out to the disco and drinking champagne before his final in Munich too! Total legend!

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