Stable climate, an international training environment, hardly any time adjustment and an ingenious training ground. All this has already awaited us for the second time this year in the training camp in South Africa, more precisely in the NWU Pukke in Potchefstroom.
Training on perfect grass surfaces
Exercise on grass allows to drive different and very high intensities in different training contents. This year, we completed a particularly large number of throws with the javelin, as the training camp in South Africa was my first opportunity to do technique throws after the September season.
Due to the intensive tradition in cricket, the South Africans understand the art of optimal sports lawns.
Already on Facebook and in the Instagram stories you had the opportunity to pursue my varied daily routine. Here you can see one of the video clips from the social media:
More clips from the throw, pure, slackline and co can be found on Facebook and Instagram as usual.
The team in the training camp in South Africa
Javelin in South Africa? Yes, and how! In addition to the German Athletics national team, the elite teams from the Czech Republic and Estonia met to prepare for the 2018 season. For me and my coach Harro Schwuchow of the team JenJavelin an optimal network node for innovation and opportunity for the expansion of the JenJavelin Festival starting fields.
Safari and the Big Five?
Unfortunately, no. As you know, I am an avid outdoor and nature man, but the safari remains in the training camp little time. The geographical location of Potchefstroom does not allow for safaris without enormous travel costs anyway. Leisure time during the day is often spent at the pool of the sports accommodation and in the evening it often goes to the student city to eat delicious steaks. The ice cream in a café in Potchefstroom can also be enjoyed as a small reward!