High Flyer

Farah Ann Hadi made her mark at the 2015 South­east Asian Games, bag­ging six medals in­clud­ing two golds. We catch up with the Nike Ath­lete on her quest for gold

ELLE (Malaysia) - - BEAUTY -

What’s your train­ing sched­ule been like in the run up to the SEA Games?

My train­ing sched­ule is cur­rently a morn­ing ses­sion for an hour and half, and then an af­ter­noon ses­sion from 3-7pm. The tim­ing varies, but we train dou­ble ses­sions three times a week and one ses­sion three times a week. We’re off on Sun­days.

How do you stay mo­ti­vated through it all?

I think about my goals and what I need to do and push my­self in or­der to achieve them. Ev­ery­one has days where they feel that they’re tired, and my ad­vice is to push through th­ese days and re­mem­ber that ev­ery­thing that you do is a step closer to achiev­ing your dreams, but don’t overdo it. Some­times when I’m too tired, I will take a step back and rest or cut down on a few things to en­able my body to re­cover.

Let’s decode ath­letic cloth­ing. For a lot of women just get­ting into fit­ness, the va­ri­ety of gear out there is over­whelm­ing.

I think first and fore­most get work­out clothes that you feel com­fort­able in and which fit you right be­cause you don’t want to feel un­com­fort­able (get ones that you look good in!) In­vest in a good sports bra and shoes be­cause th­ese last the long­est. Also, get tights that are ei­ther long or three-quar­ter length be­cause you can use them for many train­ing ses­sions. Don’t be afraid to try things on and ask peo­ple mul­ti­ple times when you’re try­ing on sports gear to find the right fit.

What about shoes?

In my own gym­nas­tic train­ing I don’t wear shoes but I do have run­ning and gym ses­sions, and for those I rec­om­mend get­ting a good sturdy shoe that you feel best suits you. An all-round shoe for me for run­ning is the Nike Free RN Flyknit be­cause it’s light and com­fort­able or the Nike Lu­nar Glide , and for gym, the Nike Free TR 6.

Nike Free TR7, RM399

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