I sat down with SELF Editor-in-Chief, Lucy Danziger, and had a great time talking about everything from my mantra to ice cream!
I had a great time on set with Kerry Washington and the Scandal cast and crew. Shonda Rhimes does it again!
I've been running professionally since 2003, but it wasn't until 2012 at the Olympic Trials that I finally had the super cool opportunity to see myself on one of my favorite TV shows… SportsCenter!!
Jessica Master's is amazing and I always love the way NIKE styles me for shoots. Check out Jessica showing you how to get the TWISTED SPORT look. Shop the look here.
I'm incredibly inspired by the men and women who have ideas and don't stop until they create something beautiful that will change the world forever. Thank you, MR KNIGHT for changing the world and allowing me the opportunity to make some of my dreams come true.
I'm always on the track, but here's a great way to keep your legs tight without 4 hours of running every day.
This is a great full body exercise that works on balance and strength.
On getting started… 'If you want to start running, start slow and gradual. I'd recommend running with a friend which will make it fun'.
On being motivated… 'Setting goals is really important. Also, make sure you schedule your exercise, setting a time to train always helps'.
On eating healthy… 'I eat lots of grilled chicken and fish with vegetables, and I snack on almonds. It's important to have one day where you eat what you want though'.
On her gym bag essentials… 'I keep Olay face wipes in my gym bag as I like to cleanse my face after training; these great hairbands from Nike and a stretching rope, assisted stretches are really important'.
On barefoot running… 'as a runner it's really important to run bare foot for strength. I wear Nike's Free Run trainers which are a lot lighter and incorporate the bare foot running idea. I run on the beach a lot too. You just need to know that your feet will hurt straight away, so you need to build up gradually'.
On her Nike Training Club App… 'The free workout has a lot of core exercises. A strong core is so important for any athlete, so you need to work it'.
On preparing for the Olympics… 'I'm training six days a week at the moment. When I get back to America I'll being going on a camp where we'll be working out twice a day doing lots of sprinting and plyometrics (explosive exercises to help improve performance on the track). I can't believe how quick it's coming around'.
Allyson Felix features in the Nike Training Club App. Visit www.facebook.com/niketrainingclubuk to find out more.
AT LAST, FELIX SOLVES OLYMPIC PUZZLE
by Bonnie D. Ford
LONDON — There were no tears for Allyson Felix, and no capering around in celebration, either. After a decade spent chasing the perfect 22 seconds, what she most needed to do was exhale. Deeply. Twice.
Her gold-medal time of 21.88 seconds in the 200-meter Olympic event Wednesday wasn't a personal best in the stopwatch sense. It was the culmination of a painstaking couple of years during which Felix tweaked and experimented and hunted for the missing pieces of a jigsaw puzzle she left out where she could see it every day, waiting to be solved.
She finally pressed them into place: coming out of the blocks without too much of a deficit; building velocity through the curve into the top of the homestretch; opening up her stride — which stretches out and then ripples like a satin ribbon in the breeze — at just the right time.
FELIX CHASING ELUSIVE 200M GOLD
by Bonnie D Ford
Allyson Felix will never feel as if she has run a perfect race, but, on the last day of June, under overcast skies at the U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene, Ore., she came close.
Felix powered through the curve in the 200-meter final, her signature event, overtaking her rivals in what is normally the weakest part of her race. By the time Felix hit the top of the straightaway, she was alone and it was all over. Her stride opened up. In full flight, she looked almost relaxed.
ALLYSON FELIX ON WHY RUNNING THE 100M WILL HELP HER WIN THE 200M, AND WHY SHE'D TRADE THREE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR ONE OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL
by David Gendelman
In the 2004 Olympics, at the age of 18, sprinter Allyson Felix finished second to Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown in the 200 meters. In the eight years since then, there have been five world championship and Olympic 200-meter races, and either Felix or Campbell-Brown has won them. Felix avenged her 2004 loss by winning the 2005 and 2007 world championships and was the favorite at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, but Campbell-Brown bounced back, and Felix once again had to settle for the silver medal. The race haunts her to this day. For the last four years, it's been at the forefront of her mind. "I'm always thinking about it," she said recently. "I don't want to get that thought out of my head, because it does motivate me. But it's tough."
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO. AUGUST 2012.
OLYMPIC GAMES. LONDON. 2012.
TransWorld Sport. 2011.
#GoldDiggin' (Taken with Instagram)
PIERS MORGAN. 2012.
I'm just a girl with skinny legs who went after this dream that I had. -AF
NIKE PREFONTAINE CLASSIC. 2012.
GQ MEN OF THE YEAR. CHATEAU MARMONT. 2011
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