When an athlete falls in love with a non-athlete…it can be a match made in heaven. But if you’re the athlete in the relationship, it may break your heart to balance training, recovery and quality time with your partner and end up falling short (there aren’t enough hours in the day!). You’ll be happy to know that you can win them over with just a few romantic gestures up your sleeve.
Clothes can be stuffed into a suitcase. Toiletries can be downsized and fit into one-quart baggies. Even a laptop can be packed small and securely. In today’s world, you can travel with everything but the kitchen sink. Oh, wait — you can pack that, too! Snacking out of a suitcase is one way to keep up with your healthy lifestyle, so be sure you’re doing it right with these simple steps.
Did you just get a promotion at work that now requires frequent flyer miles? Are you spending the summer touring Europe? Do you have a destination occasion coming up? These are not good excuses to give up on your fit and fabulous lifestyle. You have finally settled into your healthy routine at home and life threw you a curve ball. Big deal! With my tried-and-true trip tips, you’ll be able to keep your eyes on the prize — no matter where your travels take you.
Q: What are your go-to foods when you’re traveling or on the go?
Amy Marsh answers:
A: Busy doesn’t begin to describe the holidays. Then, right after New Year’s we have just enough time to catch our breath before the start of a new race season. The life of an athlete – no matter your level — is demanding, which is why it’s imperative to fuel our bodies with healthy food. You can stay energized through the holidays and beyond by keeping a few nutritious, grab-and-go snacks on hand.
We have covered many topics regarding the traveling triathlete – everything from what to eat to what to wear to how to stay fit. Today, we’re going a little deeper. Many of our Twitter followers have asked, “How do I TSA-proof my bike?” With our upcoming trip to Kona for next week’s World Championship (Go Amy!), it’s a good time to discuss packing your bike for a destination race.
Q: How do you maintain fitness while traveling?
Brandon Marsh answers:
A: This is a great question from the Twitter-sphere, which in itself proves just how fast-paced our world is today. I remember when I was fresh out of college, working for an engineering company, and thinking that I traveled a LOT. In hindsight, that was nothing compared to what many of my athletes undertake on a weekly basis. They are truly go, go, go! If you’re also a triathlete that travels often, I have a few tips to help keep you fit and focused while out of your element. First, I want you to remember three things: Read more →
Brandon Marsh says:
Triathletes are widely known for being perfectionists. We obsess over everything, from the aerodynamics of our bike to the optimal heart rate zone on a long run to greater distance per stroke in the water. And, because you’re a “crazy triathlete,” this kind of data analysis is second-nature.
But after a couple weeks of big races for me, Amy and our age-group athletes, I realized there are other specifics triathletes need to obsess over. Triathlon is a sport with many moving parts. If these seemingly small parts are neglected, they can become big problems, especially when your race is in a different city or state from where you train. Will you have to rent a bike? Do you need to take your own food?
Let’s review some commonly ignored details and how you can “be obsessive.” Read more →
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