Training tips from Olympian Morgan Mitchell

Morgan Mitchell is a two-time Olympic athlete, so she knows a thing or two about training! Here we share some of her top tips for getting the most out of your sessions.

above: Morgan Mitchell image credit: F45 Training

You can get to know Morgan and learn all about how she became a plant-based Olympian in the full story by Nourish: plant-based living.

Top three training tips

  1. Meditate and breathe! It’s helped me so much as an athlete.
  2. If you get bored, switch it up. That’s why I joined F45. It’s so different to any training I do on the track.
  3. If you’re tired, rest! I’ve learnt that it’s so important to listen to your body.

Keep it fun

I love long runs on a Sunday because I can do it with any of my friends, even if they aren’t track athletes. The pace is steady, which means anyone can join. I also love doing a Redline class at F45 with one of my good mates – every session is a competition!

An average day of meals

  • Breakfast: porridge with banana, berries, peanut butter, and dark chocolate.
  • Lunch: a vegan Beyond Burger and air-fried chips.
  • Dinner: tofu, brown rice, and mixed veggie stir fry.

When training heavily

I’m mindful to fuel my body with enough protein and veggies while really limiting the processed foods. I love eating out, but when I’m in season, I only allow myself one to two nights out a week. Off-season is a different story!

Hydration dos and don’ts

I drink four to five litres of water a day and I’m a massive green tea and peppermint tea lover. I’m not really into flavoured drinks and I don’t drink soft drink – ever.


Thank you to Nourish magazine for providing this excerpt as first published in Nourish Issue 66.


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