· There is “good” pain, which you go through to get in shape, and “bad” pain, which signals an injury. If you have a pain, then talk to Coach Culp about it.
· In order to perform to your potential, it is important that you get enough sleep. Therefore, you need to get at least 8 hours of sleep. However, you should get 10 hours of sleep if at all possible.
· In order to perform to your potential, it is important that you abide by the following:
o Eat a breakfast, a lunch, and a dinner every day, because they provide energy.
§ Grains, especially whole, should be 30% of each meal.
§ Vegetables, especially a variety, should be 30% of each meal.
§ Fruits, especially a variety, should be 20% of each meal.
§ Proteins, especially lean, should be 20% of each meal.
§ Milk, especially 1%, should be 1 cup at each meal.
o Eat a snack after every practice and race, because it speeds recovery.
o Avoid fatty and sugary foods, because they are poor energy sources.
o Take a multivitamin every day, because it provides essential nutrients.
o Drink lots of water throughout every day, because it keeps you hydrated.