A Day in the Life of Short Track Speed Skater Valérie Maltais

A Day in the Life of Short Track Speed Skater Valérie Maltais

By Ariane Desrosiers
Digital Intern

Valérie Maltais is set to compete in her second Olympics. The 23-year-old speed skater is at the top of her game and is doing everything in her power to reach the podium in Sochi. The 1500m specialist is enjoying an outstanding season and recently earned a World Cup silver medal in Russia. She provides an account of what a typical day looks like as she prepares for the Olympics in Sochi.

Follow Valérie Maltais on Twitter: @valemaltais

8:20 a.m.: It’s a start!

Hello Twitter! Follow me today at #adayinthelife of a speed skater! @CDNOlympicTeam

8:49 a.m.

Breakfast, coffee, #biokfrais, light therapy + news are part of my morning routine #adayinthelife @CDNOlympicTeam

9:15 a.m.

It’s time! I head to the arena. I live less than 5 minutes away #adayinthelife. Bye Luc le bengal @CDNOlympicTeam

9:29 a.m.

Pre-skate blade sharpening #adayinthelife @CDNOlympicTeam

10:18 a.m.

I’m skating at the same time as @ykgday this week #adayinthelife @CDNOlympicTeam

11:24 a.m.

First workout of the day completed; two to go! #adayinthelife @CDNOlympicTeam

12:01 p.m.

Interview @tvanouvelles @CDNOlympicTeam #adayinthelife

1:22 p.m.

It’s time to reenergize! A big training session awaits me this afternoon! #adayinthelife @CDNOlympicTeam

4:57 p.m.

4 p.m.: The second but not the last workout of the day! #adayinthelife @CDNOlympicTeam

5:17 p.m.

Final push of the day, it’s time to build muscle! #adayinthelife @CDNOlympicTeam

By Ariane Desrosiers
Digital Intern

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