I find a ridiculously strong coffee gets me through my sessions, maybe something to consider...
that's awesome you're getting coaching, how long have you been at it and what are your lifts like? I would love to get some Olympic coaching but the only place in Glasgow that does it only coaches youths that are going to compete. At age 26 I've missed the boat.
I've been only lifting since November last year, and along the way I got a shoulder and recently, groin injury that hampered my progress. I actually have posted my lifts here but here they are:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjFhxEJ5DsEhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfoWgU27eGw
It's quite embarrassing really because they are so slow. But now I'm definitely faster, well at least in my mind. They are taken after the shoulder injury so I had to squat jerk. PRs are 70kg snatch and 80kg c&j at 70-71kg BW.
About the age thing, actually I'm at your age! Yes, I think most oly lifters start training at young age, but depending on your location, you may still compete no matter how old you are (26 yo is still quite young to start, of course not to participate in the Olympic). Here weightlifting competitors are limited to 28 years old which sucks bad (and age limit for powerlifting is 38 years old). I can train because both of my coaches basically want to waste their time on me
I know that I've been asked several times to move to powerlifting instead because of my age, but why do you want to move a barbell 5 inches (benchpress) when you can throw it overhead instead?