Training Insights from Star Athletes

Brian Sell, Natalie Coughlin, Meredith Kessler

Photo Credit: Left, Suzy Allman for The New York Times; center, Doug Mills/The New York Times; right, Jeff Kapic

“Of course elite athletes are naturally gifted. And of course they train hard and may have a phalanx of support staff — coaches, nutritionists, psychologists. But they often have something else that gives them an edge: an insight, or even an epiphany, that vaults them from the middle of the pack to the podium.

I asked several star athletes about the single realization that made the difference for them. While every athlete’s tale is intensely personal, it turns out there are some common themes.…” Read full article here.

A New York Times Article by Gina Kolata

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