Ms. Namita Nayyar: For several years you combined athletics with employment in the Army, where you qualified as a Sergeant Class 1 PTI and became the British Army Judo Champion. How was your life in the army?
Ms. Kelly Holmes: I loved it, I learnt a lot about myself and met some great people. It was challenging and demanding but given I wanted to be in the army since I was 14 it was my first dream come true.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Introduce us to a day in the life of a track and field athlete, preparing for the Olympic Games.
Ms. Kelly Holmes: Six days a week, two times a day.
Massage of physio
Warm up, drills, training session, cool down and stretching.
In fact it became everything to think about and consumes your day and life.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: What exercises comprise your fitness regime or workout routine that you may like to share?
Ms. Kelly Holmes: I have started cycling so trying to make the transition has been tough as I have been a runner all my life so these days I have increased my cycling. I do quite a bit of strengthening exercises to strengthen my legs and lower back. I like doing plank and HIIT training. I still run and do the park runs on a Saturday which great.
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