Re: 2010 Winter Olympics Thread
Originally Posted by George Anderson
I have always wondered whats the training schedule like for an Olympic athlete? For example does a ice skater or snow skier basically practice daily for 4 years? Or is it less not as extreme and they only practice 2-3 times a week for 4 years?? I'm curious because it seems they spend so much time and energy for potentially only a few short opportunities to compete at in the Olympics.
Depends on the sport. As annoying as Apollo Ohno is, he supposedly does 4 2-hour intense workouts per day. I don't imagine the curling team does that.
Great finish today during the Nordic combined. I can't imagine cross country skiing that fast, going uphill.
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