Lance, Cross Country Runner

Age and school?

I am 15 and I attend Community Health Academy.


Sport(s) and role (captain, position, etc.)

I run cross-country and I didn’t have a role in the team. I guess I was a runner.


What do you eat to prepare for a game (or race, etc.)?

What I ate before I practiced everyday was a sandwich with plenty of protein in it, a.k.a meats.  I also had pasta before running sometimes.


How does proper nutrition help you perform?

Proper nutrition helps me perform by giving me the energy and calories to burn. What you need the most is something to burn because if there’s nothing to burn, you can get very dizzy and pass out.


What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received from a coach?

The best piece of advice I’ve received is to be as determined as possible. If you’re not determined enough, there’s no use of being on the team.


What advice do you have for other high school athletes about eating and nutrition?

Advice that I have is to always eat healthy while on the team because you wont be able to perform at your peak. Eat like pasta, plenty of protein, rice and beans, etc.