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And to walk away from Lake Placid with a gold medal and Olympic and world record was something that I remember very fondly.
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Cyclists, I work with a number of cyclists. They are great athletes; they are great aerobic athletes. If you ask them to hit a baseball or golf ball, they can't do that.
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Heck, gold medals, what can you do with them?
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I didn't get into skating to be famous.
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I had the drive to pursue speedskating and I found a sport that I was good at. If I'd got into cycling, I would just be another has been.
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I have a very close friendship with the skaters.
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I mean you got to thank your parents for giving you the right genes.
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I really liked it best when I was a nobody.
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I try to get out two to tree times a week to do something aerobically, either running or riding a bike. Then I lift weights a couple of times a week.
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I would recommend anybody who gets a chance to see short track skating, make it a point to go out there when Apolo is skating because you won't see anybody better.
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I'd rather get a nice warmup suit. That's something I can use. Gold medals just sit there. When I get old, maybe I could sell them if I need the money.
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I'm not a big fan of those who are egotistical and so outspoken.
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Immediately after the Olympics, I was pretty fatigued.
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In general, I enjoy athletes who have a strong character who let their abilities speak for themselves.
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It wasn't as though I was nervous about winning or losing it was I would get nervous about the fact that I was... every time you race, you're racing against the clock and you got to be able to dig deep and I got nervous about how much suffering and how much it was going to hurt during the race.
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It's important to get good nutrition the night before. So shoot, I had a good dinner.
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It's not a sport you get famous at. If I wanted to be famous, I would have stuck with hockey.
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Maybe if things had stayed the way they were, and I could still be obscure in an obscure sport, I might want to keep skating.
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One thing is having skated five of the best races I've probably could have skated. It was nice to peak at the right time and to do it in an important time in somebody's career.
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Secondly, you got to have the right frame of mind. There are a lot of people with the right tools but just don't have the drive.
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Sports and politics don't mix.
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Then going out on the ice usually about 15 minutes before and certain things I would do for the different races, aspects that you run through your mind.
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They're just big in the eyes of the American public.
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We had a party with the rest of the skaters in our trailer and then the next day we were off to see Jimmy Carter. And then we had the World Championships the next weekend, so not a lot of chance to catch up.
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We never did a lot of weights, but a lot of repetitions. The most I would use doing squats was 300 pounds.
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We trained for all the distances.
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We used to lift weights a couple of times a week, we did a lot of running. I enjoyed the variety.
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What I do right now is very rewarding.
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When I was skating you had to participate in every thing.
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When I was skating, there was ice only for a really short period of time. So we would have to do a lot of other cross training type things.
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When you think about these single distances championships and these World Cup races, people can make a career out of skating one or two distances.
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When you think of individual races, I think it is the 10,000-meters. It's a race that I excelled. If you wanted to be considered a good skater by your peers, it was a race that you had to do well at.
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You don't really want to load up a whole lot, probably anything more than four hours before the race. I needed something to make me feel full, but I certainly didn't want it to make me feel stuffed.
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You got to get lucky because it lasts for a week and a lot of things can happen in a week.
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