Vancouver 2010 Olympics

The 2010 Olympics are here! But does anyone really care? Is there even any snow in Vancouver? Or are they trucking it all in? (Hell, D.C., Baltimore, and Philly are currently buried in enough white stuff to easily host the XXI Winter Games.)

Don’t get me wrong: I’ll get weepy if I see athletes during the Opening Ceremonies (truth is, I probably won’t tune in); I’ll be proud of all the U.S. medal-winners; and I may even watch some of the ice dancing competition. (No apologies!)

But the real reason I’m into Olympic athletes is that I yearn to be as fit as they are — without having to get up every day at 4:30 a.m. for practice, of course.

Thankfully, cool and cute U.S. Olympic snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler shared some of her training secrets in a recent Fitness magazine Q&A.

The skinny? Non-Olympians have to do way more, and do it way more often. Figures.

Read the Q&A here.


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