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How many hours a day does an Olympic athlete actually train?


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Welcome to Wellness Confidential, our quick-fire interview series where we ask hard-hitting (okay, entertaining) wellness questions, lightning round-style. 

And right now, we’re gearing up for the Summer Olympics by quizzing some of the coolest, strongest, and most athletic people we know: Team USA contenders. First up is track star (and Olympics hopeful) Allyson Felix.

My typical day of training

I start off on the track for three hours and then head to the weight room for two hours.

The best way to relieve my super sore muscles

Ice baths and consistent physical therapy sessions.

Favorite healthy snack

Chobani Greek Yogurt with fresh fruit, frozen grapes, or nuts.

The best way to get psyched up for a game or race

Good music and prayer with my mother.

My favorite way to style sneakers

Jeans and a simple top so that the sneakers are the main focus.

I firmly believe a girl can never have too many

Jordan sneakers.

My most memorable sweaty moment

Finishing nine 200-meter sprints back to back at training camp. [Editors’ note: WOW.]

To learn more about all Olympic hopefuls, visit teamusa.org. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games begin August 5.

Speaking of memorable sweaty moments, SoulCycle star trainer Akin Akman told us a good one. (And Jordan Younger shared a secret: She is so not about coconut oil right now.) 

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