i am pretty sure it’s him; there is a thread started by him, have a look…
Aloha its me
Trying to get fast again.
It is difficult sometimes, especially for XC meets when our races are at 8 and 9Am, but 5:00 isn’t THAT early. It’s a lot easier for races after noon, but I haven’t had a problem with waking up at 5 AM or earlier.
yes, you see… and most heats in sprints are in the morning, which makes it difficult…
about 5 hours before the race, you should be up though…
i usually get up 4-5 hours before the meet begins…which means i usually go to bed at 8 and get up at 5…i actually feel more refreshed and ready when i do this too.
my warm up lasts around an hour or 45 minutes and when I get done my body’s golden and I’m ready to explode. this routine hasn’t failed me yet so I conitnue to do it. my dinner the night before the meet is also my “sceret behind my success” i feel…wghich is why I don’t plan on giving out where I eat the night before a meet
- fresh sushi numba one!
mcdonalds? lol I haven’t eaten there in close to 2 yrs…try a seafood place
I heard Jeremy Wariner (in person) say that he ate McDonalds right before the Olympic finals.
Wouldn’t surprise me … they were in there every other day.
On the subject of warm-ups, Jeremy did bugger all before he raced in athens. Darold did a little more but not much.
Shirvo also used to love eating McDonalds around the time he ran his 10.03. Maybe he should get back to it
did you guys ever see the dvd/docu called supersize me! if you didn’t well my advice is to watch it.mcd’s too often is absolute ****,in fact its **** period
Watching that movie made me shy away from McDonalds, definitely. I don’t know how elite athletes can eat it, but maybe that’s part of why they are there and I’m here…
Hell yeah I saw that movie in my nutrition class… That guy gained like 20-25 lbs. in like 13 days or something didn’t he? He looked like total shit… I thought twice about fast food after that movie, I rarley ever eat it anyways, but made me think.
I don’t think I saw the US T&F team eat anywhere else in athens …
Thanks for the insights Dazed,
just wondering how much input does the background staff in the warm-ups in the athletes? If these guys are spending x hours per day on the therapists bench, how much less of a ‘warm-up’ do they need?
The thing you have to realise is that it’s much easier to warm up when you’re tapered right off and haven’t been doing a whole lot of work. I’m sure that there is a psychological element to this as well as a physical/physiological one.
I gotta ring in here. I saw lots of guys eating in the village. I ate with Kim Collins, not on US team but, Maurice wasnt in the village that much. I saw Justin and Shawn eating fruit and regular type food at the 2nd training track, the one just outside the village. Ialso ate with Stacey D. i know she didnt do so well.
I dont think they spend that much time thinking about their diet. I dont I just eat fairly good and try and keep the protein high.
I did eat with most of the shot guys and they were not eating MCD, not one of them. And I ate with them probably 5 times.
BUt we did down alot of ice cream.
Man we were in there the same time as them every day: Dwight, Coby, Wariner, Williamson, Rock, Bernard were all there before their races downing Ronalds finest. Capel would have probably been there too if wasn’t busy out back with a J.
But damn! How good was that ice cream?!?!
Were you in the village? Did you compete?