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Sky Academy Sports Scholarships: Olivia Breen blogs on San Diego training trip

Last Updated: 10/04/14 11:42am

Olivia Breen: Has spent the past two weeks in San Diego to prepare for the 2014 season

Olivia Breen: Has spent the past two weeks in San Diego to prepare for the 2014 season

Hello everyone! I hope you are all well. I am having an amazing time in San Diego warm weather training at the US Olympic Training facility.

I am here with my coaches and 22 other athletes. We have been here two weeks already and I have one more to go. I’m really feeling the benefit of the intense training in the warm weather and feel really inspired by the surroundings and other athletes.

Sky Academy Sports Scholar Olivia Breen reports from her warm weather training in San Diego.

I am really looking forward to the start of the season and feel as though I have prepared well. My long jump training has gone particularly well which is good as I need to try and get a qualifying jump for the Commonwealth Games before the end of May - so fingers crossed for that!

My final week in San Diego is going to be spent block training, sprint training and, of course, long jump training. During my block training sessions I am really noticing the improvement in my strength since last season so I'm hoping that there will be a big improvement in my starts this season.

I know that Tony (Lester) recommended warm weather training at the start of my Sky Academy Sports Scholarship but I never appreciated the value of such intense training.

I will be back in touch when I return and will keep you updated with how the start of my season goes. I hope you all have wonderful Easters - sadly no Easter eggs for me!