“I didn’t even make the Olympic trial cuts. I wasn’t prepared for that. I was training three times as much as I had in college, I had one of the best coaches in the world, and my times had actually gotten slower, but I figured out why...”
Fast-forward 44 years and Tim is breaking world records and achieving lifetime bests. The secret? Going from an Ivy League School, Wharton, where he was consuming the carefully constructed meals provided by the University, three times a day to being out on his own in California, his diet devolved to consist of convenient junk food that, while rich in calories, was basically bankrupt in the nutrition department. Without the right nutrients, his body couldn’t repair effectively, especially under the stress load of longer training times. This is what lost him those precious few seconds.