Sometimes, the best kind of training is to re-train not just your body but your mind.
Finding a new way to train for a sport can be high beneficial in the long run.
That is the exact advice that former Oregon Duck Track and Field star and Olympian Ashton Eaton would give to other Olympians who had their Olympic training interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
I would say, you have to use pretty much every adverse scenario as an athlete somehow to your advantage. Every step backward could potentially be a step forward. This could be an opportunity for you to really get more prepared for the Olympic Games. - Ashton Eaton
So I think you can use this ‘extra time' if you will, to your advantage and just focusing on your training and getting better. - Ashton Eaton
You heard it also on the Talkin' Blazers Podcast with Oregon men's basketball guard Payton Pritchard. Since being forced inside with the StayHome initiative, Pritchard has continued sharpening his craft and doing his dribbling routine in his garage while also running the hills of West Linn, Oregon.