"Who wants to wake up at 7 o’clock in the morning and come to the gym? Who wants to go and lift weights after just having a 2 hour practice? Not many athletes know what it takes to be on top. This was me in high school. I trained in the summer, but when field hockey practices started, I would stop going to Dedicated Fitness. Once field hockey season was over, I would be back at Dedicated Fitness to train ALL winter long! I thought that was good enough. When track & field season started, I was in top shape! And once again, I stopped going to Dedicated Fitness in the spring. I did very well in my high school track career, but I knew I had more in me.
Kerri would always say “Wynnie, to get better you need to do more! You need to lift and work on more form.” But as a teenager, I thought just going to practice was good enough for me.
It wasn’t until college when I learned that your training doesn’t just stop once you leave practice. How you eat, how you train, and what you are thinking mentally has EVERYTHING to do with your training. Dedicated Fitness taught me all of this! As a track athlete, I ran, I lifted, and I ate healthy during the season. Kerri taught me about having a positive attitude.
With all of these attributes put together, I placed 4th at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championships during my indoor and outdoor seasons, taking more than 4 seconds off of my high school time in the 400m dash! I also hold the record for the 2nd fastest time in Lock Haven University history for the women’s 400 meter dash. My training at Dedicated Fitness included cross training, running form, Olympic lifts, and how to keep a positive attitude! My goal as a college alumnus is to advocate to young athletes that training is important even AFTER your practice is over and to always have fun!!"
Letter written by Wynnie Green.
Other News on Wynnie:
05/03/14 | LHU wraps up competition at PSAC Championships
05/02/14 | Lock Haven strong on Day 2 of PSAC Championships
04/29/14 | Track & Field set for 2014 PSAC Outdoor Championships
04/25/14 | Bald Eagles roll in 5K, Haven turns in strong showing at Penn Relays
04/23/14 | Lock Haven heads to Penn Relays
04/19/14 | Bald Eagles 3rd, Lady Eagles 7th at Bucknell Team Challenge
04/13/14 | Track & Field turns in another strong day at Bucknell
04/05/14 | Track & Field strong at 32nd annual Metrics Meet
03/29/14 | Track & Field puts in solid two days in Virginia
03/27/14 | Haven Track & Field set for Outdoor Season