Ian Sarachan

Ian Sarachan

Ian Sarachan is assistant men's soccer coach for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ian was picked to be on the coaching staff for the U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team training camp during the long (soccer obsessed) summer of 2014.

What is your morning routine?

I set my alarm for 6:30am and, depending on the morning, get up right away or sleep for another fifteen minutes (no later).

I only look at my phone to turn my alarm off, it doesn’t get any more attention until I’m finished with what I need to do; the first thing of which is heading to the bathroom to brush my teeth. I don’t feel right if it’s not the first thing on my list and, in some ways, it makes me feel even more awake.

I then head out into the living room for some meditation. I only do five minutes a day, but it makes me feel wide awake.

Afterwards I’ll drink a glass of water, sometimes with lemon, before heading out to the gym. Luckily the gym I go to is in our apartment building, so it’s only a short walk downstairs. I need to work out before I do anything else; being an athlete my whole life, it’s the only way I can function fully during the day. I always have a plan when I go to the gym, I’m not one to just wing it. I like a nice, structured workout to begin my day.


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