By William Wood | In US Pre-Season Tour
Manchester City’s pre-season preparations kick on in the United States as their intensive training sessions knock the players into shape, and Micah’s chronicling of events for the club’s official website continued in day two of the 22-year old’s tour diary.
Given the long journey and early starts, Micah and his teammates were still feeling the effects of jet lag. However, that wasn’t going to stop the City coaches from working the squad hard with, as Micah describes, repeated runs in divided groups.
The young defender was joined by speedy forwards Craig Bellamy and Emmanuel Adebayor who, it seemed, enjoyed the exercise too much, whilst Micah previewed the squad’s own version of the X-Factor.
As is the ritual, any debutants to the tour – namely new signings or youth graduates who have joined the senior squad for the first time – have to stand up and sing a song of their choice.
A preview of Micah’s diary piece can be found below, and the full version is available on the MCFC Website
Jet lag is still a bit of a problem (up at 4am) but it was down to work with a bang on day two.
We did running in the first session in the morning. Split into groups some players did 400metre and 800metre runs and repetitions and others did shorter stuff.
I was in a group with Craig Bellamy and Manu Adebayor so it was pretty intense. Those two just love running. Bellers carries precious little in the way of body weight and Manu just loves it. He never stops smiling even when the rest of us can hardly catch our breath.
Nedum Onuoha was in our group too, just in case you thought it was me and the oldies!!
We did lots of twisting and turning work and sprints too and once that was over it was back in the coach to the hotel and a lunch of fish, chicken or pasta and then a quick sleep before the second session.