RUNNING THE 5th FASTEST TIME IN NCAA HISTORY– 800M (INDOOR)

“In order to do great big things you have to consistently do the small things good.”

What Makes Shea Great

If you don’t think doing the little things makes a difference think again! I have seen my wife put in countless hours of hard work, and on top of that I have seen her grasp the importance of doing the little things! From eating healthy, to stretching, and getting good sleep she has continued to improve and break records. On Saturday February 11, 2017 Shea ran a 2:01.42 breaking the BYU Indoor school record in the 800m. Her time is ranked #2 in the NCAA , #5 all-time in NCAA history, and currently ranked #4 in the world.

Sleep

Nobody sleeps better than Shea. She gets anymore from 9-10 hours of sleep a night and she is always going to bed early. If you are an athlete and striving to achieve goals and do great things sleep has to be a big priority for you. Recovery is key and sleep is the best way for your body to recover.

Healthy Eating

Shea has a green smoothie everyday and makes sure she gets plenty of water and food so she has energy to train and food to recover. Another thing she likes to do is take a good multi-vitamin, L-Glutamine, and Vitamin D. This helps her body to gain maximize recovery, along with sleep.

Mental Approach

Shea works with Doctor Manning on her ability to improve her mental strength and confidence. Tapping into this source has improved her focus during races. In her race when she ran the 5th fastest time, the rabbit pacing the race stepped to the outside, not knowing she was there and Shea bumped into her and forced her to move to the outside. Without her mental focus this could of cost her the race and her time, but she was able to remain focused and race the best race of her career.

These are just a few things that have helped Shea get to this point. Below are her best times from her freshman year to now.

Freshmen Personal Best: 2:05.98

Sophomore Personal Best: 2:04.35

Junior Personal Best: 2:02.83

Senior (still going on until June 2017) Personal Best: 2:01.42

“In order to do great big things you have to consistently do the small things good.”

About Kyle

Kyle Collinsworth is a professional basketball player, currently playing for the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA. He is a also a health coach, motivational speaker, and author or multiple books on health and fitness.

7 Comments

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    16.02.2017

    4.5

  • Nate Kennedy
    Nate Kennedy
    13.02.2017

    Great Article Kyle. What is in those green smoothies?

    • Kyle Collinsworth
      Kyle Collinsworth
      13.02.2017

      Thank you! Depends on what day.. Usually a ton of greens.. Smoothie today had wheat grass, watercress, dandelion leaf, and spirulina. Added frozen mixed berries, chia seeds, and almond milk.. Didn’t taste too good, but amazing for you! Looking for a recipe?

      • Nate Kennedy
        Nate Kennedy
        13.02.2017

        I am trying to just eat better and would try just about anything once. If you have a recipe send it my way. BTW the 2 of you need to have like 10 kids when she is done running so the future of BYU athletics gets a little brighter. 🙂

        • Kyle Collinsworth
          Kyle Collinsworth
          13.02.2017

          haha ok we will do our best!!! try this 80z of almond milk 2 cups of kale or spinach or any type of greens and then just mix in frozen fruit.. simple but healthy and you can add more greens as you go

          • Nate Kennedy
            Nate Kennedy
            14.02.2017

            Thanks Kyle. I will let you know what I think. Keep writing, you have a knack for it and it is something you can do after basketball.

          • Kyle Collinsworth
            Kyle Collinsworth
            14.02.2017

            Thanks my man! if you have any specific question regarding basketball or track or anything at all ask a why ill be happy to answer! and if you would like me to do a blog post a certain thing let me know !

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