In preparation for indoor pentathlon multi events competitions I like to focus on sprinting heavy weights less reps and technique training. I took part in the winter indoor competitions in Jordanstown outside Belfast which were one of the best run events I have been at . The athletes came first with volunteers and officials helping putting the needs of the athletes first while competing. This meant correct timing smooth running and fair measuring to all ages and category alike. I broke the National record at shot putt with a throw of 11.43 indoors and then went on to brake the triple jump national record in 9.33. *
Training has to be balanced or a weak event will let your overall position and points down .explosion and power are essential. Having confidence in each event helps tremendously especially with high jump and 800m.Having a positive optimist approach to some events can help mentally and physically .Being good at all the events is a help but it is best to be really good in one event at least which can save the day when you need extra points. Mine was always the 800m but as I have matured and aged its now the huddles that can be the winning event.
Indoor events have usually a better crowd atmosphere with the crowds cheering you on it can be more motivating than in an outdoor event with a 400m track . The spectators can almost push you to the line with an invisible wind. Even though there is no wind to run against or weather issues there is less oxygen in the arena as there is usually no windows or external doors open to allow oxygen in that is fresh. Therefore it is my advice to always be prepared for an outdoor warm up to load up on fresh energy before the 5 events begin and in between events if possible too.
Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog. I will try and keep you up to date on all my future Events, plus results from students competitions and training progress.