Jade has again been invited to an intensive training camp at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra next week, where she will have a demanding schedule of two-hour training sessions twice a day, gym work and massage, and attend presentations on nutrition, recovery and psychology.
Jade will be the right age for the Rio Paralympics in 2016 but selection will depend on her times and she will be under the extra pressure of Year 12 that year. As her Paralympic dream comes closer to becoming a reality she knows her preparation will continue to step up.
"Lots of training and probably watching what I eat, physio work and competitions."
With five training sessions a week, some starting at 5am, Jade said that the feeling she got after every training was what kept her motivated and on track to her Olympic goal.
As published in the Port Lincoln Times - Journalist Billie Harrison (11th September 2014)
Author - Sonia Ford
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