AFY Day in the Life: Andie Cozzarelli
Athlete for Yoga Andie Cozzarelli is chasing her second Olympic Trials Qualifier in the marathon this weekend at Indy Monumental! We can’t wait to cheer her on.
We checked in with her as she ramps up to see what a day in the life of Andie is like as an Athlete for Yoga. Follow along and get inspired for how you can use Jasyoga to get real results in your own life, training, and competition.
6AM WAKE UP
UCAN Smoothie w/ Big Spoon Roasters – Vanilla w/ protein + Maple Cinnamon Peanut Butter & cashew milk
Coffee! 2 shots of espresso please!
5 minute meditation after breakfast
This helps me to turn on my glutes and wake up my calves and body before a hard workout. I need to be as efficient as possible for hard workouts when my form is most likely to break down as I get tired. I also don’t want to be stiff before starting.
I have been working on activating my right glute due to some weakness on that side. However, part of that has been strengthening my right foot. When my right foot collapses my right glute has a hard time engaging and I end up using my right calf and my left side more. Working on balancing that!
7:00AM DRIVE TO TOBACCO TRAIL FOR WORKOUT
Drink Scivation Xtend Free BCAA’s on the way – amino acids with electrolytes to improve recovery.
20 min warm up
Drills + strides
3x4mile tempo with 4 min recovery at 5:50-6:00 min pace
1 mile EASY cool down
This was a tough workout! Fall has not yet arrived, and the heat was certainly getting to me but as the temps cool down heading towards Indy I will thank my body for getting through this workout. I wasn’t happy when I finished but sometimes that is just part of training!
10:30AM FOOD + TEAM MEETING AT PURE JUICERY
Lots of water & UCAN hydrate + GF chickpea flour waffle with peanut butter, banana, and cocoa nibs – so good and perfect after a hard long-workout.
Hanging out and planning for the week with RDP.
Hour-long nap FTW
1:30PM FOOD + JASYOGA FOR RECOVERY
This helps workout some tightness felt from a long hard workout.
Need to take care of the glutes and hips after a hard workout!
After a long, hard workout my body is tired and needs a Reset. Especially when I know I have a long run the next day. Doing these things prevents injury and makes my runs in the following days that much better. I often do lifting after hard workouts but today my body needed a break so I left it out.
3:30PM CHILL TIME
Netflix binging until dinner
Roasted Salmon with brown rice pasta, spinach, and a creamy dairy free tomato sauce made with cashew cream.
The rest of the night was a rare evening out at friend’s house. This included a little wine but lots of water in preparation for Sunday’s 20 miler.
12:00AM BED TIME (AKA LATE NIGHT FOR ME!)
Sleep after a hard workout and before a long run is important so I slept in as much as possible!