Some days are pretty rough and training can get difficult and with our busy schedules it is hard to eat healthy and get the required nutrition to recover prior to your next workout. We typically wake up early and head to the gym for a swim or out for an hour bike or run. Let’s face it, most of the workouts that I schedule will take at least an hour and on the weekends it can be much longer of pure cardio. Typically we head straight to work from there and our time there can get quite busy and we just don’t find the time to eat or drink regularly to keep the body properly fueled. For most triathlete training for a half-ironman or longer, I schedule a second workout. So maintaining a proper diet throughout the day will sustain our energy to get a quality evening workout.
Some athlete workout in the evening and it is just important to sustain your fluid and nutrition intake throughout the day and even more important to have the proper post workout nutrition. You don’t have all day to get in the appropriate carbohydrates and protein to refuel the body for the following days workout.
* Recovering with proper nutrition after a workout will help you feel more energized for the rest of the day.
* Avoid long periods of time without fluids or food, even if your daily activities are less intense. It will take a toll on the body if you don’t remember to eat and drink.
* Situation like these are very common for triathletes that have a family and must work for a living. We get busy and forget to fuel properly throughout the day. A little bit of preparation with the right information and prepping your post workout recovery nutrition will allow your body to recover quicker and set you up for success for your next workout. Recovering from your workouts is more important than completing your workout as scheduled.
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