The New Zealand Team has continued to train throughout our nations alert levels. Photographers from Getty Images have captured their unique training environments. For the full article, visit Stuff.co.nz.
“There’s just so much work that goes into it. I just look at my family and how much they have allowed me to do this, I’ll be forever grateful.”
“The first day we set up outside some of the kids from down the road came down and they were sitting on their bikes just watching for like 30 minutes. Now a lot of people walking past will stop and watch. It’s pretty funny.”
“I don’t think any of us have ever spent this much time on an erg in our lives.”
“We’re still doing fulltime training, so we’re training twice a day, and sometimes three times a day when we have a weights session.”
“It is kind of cool jumping up and seeing the whole neighbourhood. It’s quite freeing in a way,”
“I’ve actually been really enjoying the change of pace,” says Nyika.
“I think it is just the quality of time. We’ve been able to slow things right down as opposed to stressing about daily life.”
“It’s great spending so much time outside in the fresh air. I’m really enjoying training in the back yard, it’s a bit of a novelty!”
“I’ve been in lockdown on my boyfriend’s farm so I’ve turned one of the garages into my own personal gym. I’ve been doing some standing throws with the javelin but nothing too full on, I’m missing it now and can’t wait to get back on the track!”
“One of the reasons I chose football was because it is a team sport and you get to go to training and hang out with your mates every day, so lockdown has been an unusual challenge, it is almost like going back to being in an individual sport”