Daily Training Routine for David Harte
The first thing I do is get some food in and this consists of porridge, scrambled eggs and beans, cereal, fruit and juice. I leave for training at 8.15am.
On a Monday, the first thing to do is get any injuries assessed and we have a physio available here if needed.
12pm: Cool down
This might not sound like much but it is an essential part of training. Here, we take our protein shakes on board and have ice baths to help with recovery if we need.
We’ll make our way to the Irish Institute of Sport for lunch, which would usually be something simple like chicken salad and some couscous-based dishes.
2pm: Strength and conditioning session
This session is done in the gym at the Irish Institute of Sport — a facility we are blessed to have access to. Normally lasts about 90 minutes.
4pm: Individual training/video analysis
Usually eat a cereal bar and get a protein shake on board before this pitch-based session. Afterwards, I’ll do goalkeeper training until 7pm.
7pm: Cool down
Return to Irish Institute of Sport after cool down for dinner with the team. Again, it is a simple dish like lasagne or a cottage pie.
8pm: Team meeting
This will involve a sports psychology chat or a nutritional talk. We then go back to the hotel around 9pm.
10.30pm: Bed time
Get some much-needed sleep to repeat the same process the next day.
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