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Olympic Hurdler Lolo Jones' Workout

Run Lolo, Run!

Lolo Jones doesn't just run. She runs and jumps over things – hurdles to be exact that are 33 inches high. Lolo is fast too and her goal is to win gold in Beijing. She recently shared highlights of her training schedule with Women's Health and here they are.

Jones trains in cycles, so depending on the season her workouts vary. In the Fall she focuses on tempo runs and Pilates strengthening moves. In the Spring, the workouts are focused more on sprinting. Regardless of the season, Lolo lifts weights every day but Friday and Sunday.

To see what Jones eats


There is no doubt that Jones burns tons of calories a day due to her training schedule, and could eat anything and maintain her athletic physique. She does, however, understand food is fuel and that she needs to eat wholesome, healthy foods. The five foods she couldn't live without are: crawfish, dark chocolate, baby carrots and dip, steak, and fruit. With crawfish topping the list, it shouldn't surprise you that she lives in Louisiana. Her guilty pleasure food is super spicy chicken wings, and off season she once ate 70 in one sitting. To that I say, "Dang, girl!"

To find out more about Lolo you should visit her website – runlolorun. Obviously, she has a pop culture bent too! I can't wait to see her race. Can you?


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Anais18 Anais18 8 years
I agree, YumSugar... I definitely felt for her. If she wouldn't have stumbled, the gold medal would have been hers for sure. :-(
Food Food 8 years
I was devastated to see her not win the gold last night! It's hard to see four years of training not pay off in a five-second race...
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 9 years
WOW, 70!! I can definitely respect a girl that exercises hard and eats hard!
bunsushi bunsushi 9 years
I wonder if she's a fan the German film Run LOLA Run, with a name like that!
nancita nancita 9 years
I mean, with a name like Lolo, she had to be a runner! it.
Lo-Lo291303 Lo-Lo291303 9 years
Hey! She stole my name...haha!
tfabulous tfabulous 9 years
Her body is amazing! I love her arms. Not too muscular.
wiggle wiggle 9 years
70 chicken wings! right on lolo!
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
Wow she's amazing. I love that she treats herself. I mean she works out hardcore, she DESERVES some chicken wings haha
sassymolassy sassymolassy 9 years
Lolo is amazing! I saw her run this race at Hayward Field a few weeks ago at the Trials. Pretty impressive abs she's got!
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