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Mallory Pugh in Workout Gear Says "The Smile Says it All"

She is getting ready for the summer games in Paris.

Mallory Pugh is training for the Olympics in her workout gear. In a new social media the athlete flashes a wide smile as she runs, getting ready for the summer games in Paris. "The smile says it all 🫶🏽😁," she captioned the snap. How does she approach diet, fitness, and self-care? Here is everything you need to know about her lifestyle habits. 


Her Typical Day Involves a Lot of Training

What does the typical day for Mallory look like? "What my days look like depend on if I'm in season or out of season, but usually I will wake up around 7:30 or 8am to train. This consists of lifting or speed training. Then, I will take a little break and go again in the afternoon to do some soccer training. Anytime I get the chance to rest I take it because I'm usually so tired from training. I will usually wind down around 6pm to eat dinner and typically go to bed around 9:30 or 10. I train 6 days a week," she told Team Speed.


And, Running

Mallory mixes in different workouts to keep her ready for the field. "Soccer is an endurance-based sport so running is a big part of the game. I will mix up my trainings with more HI speed running and extensive endurance runs. It varies and I usually will do this with Sterling at Team Speed," she says. According to the Mayo Clinic, running is great for cardiovascular health, muscle building, and weight loss. "For every mile run, the average person will burn approximately 100 calories," they say. 


Fueling Up Before Games


Mallory makes sure she is ready to play by fueling up with healthy carbs. "My pregame meal mainly consists of gluten free oats with a banana and a sweet potato," she revealed. 


Most Meals Involve Protein Plus Carbs

Mallory makes sure to eat the right combo of protein and carbs. "Nutrition plays a huge role in performance. I make sure to get a good balance of protein and carbohydrates. But I also think it's important not to deprive yourself. On my off days, you might find me enjoying a hamburger and ice cream. Ice cream is one of my favorite treats," she told Colorado Health & Wellness.



What does Mallory unwind and have fun? "When I'm in Colorado, I love spending time outdoors and camping. I've also discovered that I really like reading. It's a great escape to get into a good story line," she told Colorado Health & Wellness. One Harvard study published in Social Science & Medicine found that people who read books regularly had a 20% lower risk of dying over the next 12 years compared with people who weren't readers or who read periodicals. 

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