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Mikaela Shiffrin shares the secrets of her success

mustski

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
#6
It sounds like she has a little occasionally, which is reassuring, but yeah I can't fathom anymore waking up without coffee. That sounds so hard and sad.
Not a single one of DS’s friends drink coffee. I don’t know how they managed to survive finals and graduate! Gavin does drink coffee daily, but in the late afternoon to get a second wind.
 

ski diva

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#7
Not a single one of DS’s friends drink coffee. I don’t know how they managed to survive finals and graduate! Gavin does drink coffee daily, but in the late afternoon to get a second wind.
I don't drink coffee at all -- just never liked the taste -- though I do drink tea, which has some caffeine.

And as for her saying that she get lots of sleep, well, I'm a chronic insomniac. If I get six hours, it's a really good night.

Whatever she's doing, though, seems to work for her. That's for sure.
 
#8
I don't drink coffee at all -- just never liked the taste -- though I do drink tea, which has some caffeine.
Same here. Don't even like coffee ice cream. Eventually discovered that I'm very sensitive to caffeine in soda. Only drink caffeinated soda when I need to stay awake for long drives (over 500 miles), and I do that well before 2pm or else I can't get to sleep at bedtime. Oddly enough, tea doesn't make a difference.

Started using blue blocker lenses some evenings when I'm on the computer for a while. Does seem to make it a big easier to fall asleep. Although in general that's not an issue for me most of the time.
 

MissySki

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
#9
I quit caffeine 10+ years ago except whatever’s in chocolate and decaffeinated tea and coffee occasionally. I don’t miss it at all so that part of her lifestyle doesn’t seem hard to me, but I never developed a caffeine dependence either. I’ve been given a fully caffeinated coffee a couple of times over the years when my order got messed up and it’s really easy to pick up on as it makes my heart race and I feel really ill for hours afterward.
 

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