Olympic Training Tips: Sprinter

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Allyson Felix
In preparation for the games I'm training about right around 6 days a week, 5 hours a day, and that's time spent on the track doing speed workouts, endurance stuff, and then I spend 3 hours there and then 2 hours in the gym doing plyometrics, free weights, Olympic lifts and all that good stuff. Mentally I just try to stay to myself. I need to zone out. I just try to get in tune with what I'm about to do. Think about the technical aspects of things and just really lock out every possible distraction.

: I try to keep my diet pretty balanced with the way I normally eat. For me it's just a high protein diet. What I'm going to splurge on is Ben and Jerry's Oatmeal Cookie Chunk ice cream. I cannot wait.