Ever wonder what it’s like to be Usain Bolt on non-competition days?
Puma tracks the Jamaican superstar in the above training video and interview.
Bolt laces up his shoes, discusses when he began dreaming of being an Olympic champion and addresses more topics from what appears to be the French National Institute of Sport and Physical Education in Paris.
“I try not to pressure myself too much because the worst thing you can do is start worrying,” Bolt said. “The first thing my coach taught me when I was in the sport was that you’ve got to learn how to lose before you can learn how to win.”
How close is Bolt to being at his best?
“You don’t know when you’re going to get there,” Bolt said. “The key thing is to train hard. You definitely need competition. You definitely need races because I’ve learned over the years that training helps you, but you have to compete against other people … to build you up, to make you know what else you need to work on in training.”
Many athletes say their sport slows down while it’s happening. Is it the same for a nine-second 100-meter race?
“Some races are longer than some in your mind,” Bolt said. “Especially a championship race. I can tell you, from start to finish, every championship race I’ve ever been in. I take a mental note of everything. But in a normal race, it goes by real quick.”
Bolt’s world records are 9.58 in the 100 and 19.19 in the 200, both set at the 2009 world championships in Berlin. How much faster would he like to go?
“One of my biggest dreams is for me to push the barrier to get under 19, sub-19,” Bolt said. “One hundred meters, I’ve always said 9.4.”