I am looking to start a GTP in September 2012 (after the Olympics are done...) Basically I am a very high achieving international sportswoman (I'm 23) and while my sport is a huge passion I have always wanted to be a primary school teacher. Alot of people say it can't go hand in hand as both are hugely demanding but I know other athletes that teach and some that have done GTPs and PGCESs this year and are just completing saying it was exhausting but managable. At the moment I train 6 days per week, 4 of those twice a day. My plan is to- once I have settled into a routine at the school attempt to train twice daily monday-thursday - extremely early in the AM if necessary. Friday no training. Saturday and Sunday just mornings. I suppose my question is does this sounds like a ridiculous and unachieveable task? I would like to add that I got a first in my English degree while competing at international standard and it is not on a whim that I have decided to want to teach, I have been volunterring in a local primary school every friday and have undergone 3 weeks of work experience in other schools and I am looking to secure some more in september. I also work three days a week part time in afternoons as a child minder for an 8 year old boy. I don't want to have to sacrifice my sport and equally I don't want to put my dreams of being a primary school teacher on hold any longer, but realistically how huge is the GTP workload?