Day of a Estonian fastest swimmer – Pjotr Degtjarjov

We asked Pjotr to describe his typical day. It is tough but that is how you get better. Hope you all get some inspiration and start thinking about your day. Pjotr

Alarm clock goes off at 06:00am. You always have to stay hydrated so after I wake up I immediately drink water, it also helps you to wake up quicker. Then I put kettle to boil. Quick splash of cold water to the face helps to open the eyes after 8 hours of sleep. Depending on a mood for a breakfast I eat oatmeal with eggs or muesli with curd and honey. The important part of breakfast before practice is to eat slow carbohydrates and protein. Cup of tea goes with every breakfast.

At 06:50am I leave the appartment to head to the pool for the warm up. It takes about 30 minutes to get ready and at 07:30am we jump in the swimming pool. Practice lasts for about one and a half to two hours, depending on how much we swim. Usually in the morning we have harder and longer practices (up to 5km).

When we done with practice we stretch and it’s time for a brunch. Sometimes we go together with a team to grab something to eat. After that there’s time to do personal things. Somewhere at 01:00pm I take a one hour nap.

Since there’s no rush in the afternoon I stay a bit longer in bed after I wake up. When I feel ready I get up and start preparing lunch. At 03:40pm it is time to start moving because at 04:00pm we start with the gym. Proper warm up and we start with the weights. Short stretching, shower and at 05:30pm we are ready to jump in.

Practice ends at 07:00pm. After practice I head home and make dinner. Then it’s time to relax, drink tea and watch TV. When sports news are over, time to go to bed. 10:00pm is just about the time to be munder the blankett and see sweet dreams (about upcoming practice).

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