A day in the life with Jason Brown
I normally wake up 6:30 a.m. and make some breakfast. Usually that’s eggs with chicken, spinach, mushrooms and cheese along with a glass of orange juice.
A healthy diet is very important to me. Good nutrition is essential to my training, which is about five to six hours a day training when you combine on and off-ice training
I get to the rink by 8 a.m. and skate three 45 minute sessions throughout the day. I take breaks in between each session to stretch, do an hour of strength training, followed by an hour of physical therapy, and an hour of recovery.
Since I'm at the rink all day, I usually pack healthy snacks to eat throughout the training day such as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, yogurt, protein bars, cereal, and fruit.
I work to achieve my goals by focusing on the process instead of the results. I strive to be positive and work hard to focus on the task at hand.
Sometimes I take part in Pilates or spinning classes. I also really love dance classes.
There is a mile high incline near Pikes Peak. Racing to the top in altitude is particularly grueling, especially when you consider that where I train – Colorado Springs, Colorado – is 7,000 feet above sea level.
I like trying different training and recovery programs. I sometimes workout on a water treadmill. I also like floating in a tank of salt water for recovery. I've tried cryotherapy in a frozen chamber.
I usually eat a salad with assorted vegetables with a protein such as beef or chicken for dinner.
If I’m indulging with something for dessert, I go for chocolate, ice cream, banana bread, or chocolate chip pancakes. Pasta would be my go-to indulgence meal.
I try to sleep at least eight hours a night.