I'm a small-town Minnesota dietitian and triathlete.
I help endurance athletes reach their performance and body composition goals through a flexible eating style.
As an endurance athlete entering your peak season, it is likely that race days will involve some sort of traveling.
However, travel isn’t an excuse to fall off of your nutrition and lose valuable opportunities for carb loading and other strategies that can boost your performance on race day.
Here are a few of my top nutrition tips as a sports dietitian and age-group athlete on how to stay on track while traveling to races. And, make sure to save this post to help you prepare for your next big travel day!
It is common that you may have to stay in a hotel for varying amounts of time depending on your trip details.
My best tips for hotel stays are:
Airbnb’s can be a great option for athletes traveling to races. They often include full kitchens that allow for more cooking and preparation options.
My Air BnB tips:
Eating out while traveling is inevitable, but here are some tips you can use to make sure you are sticking with your performance nutrition goals.
My eating out tips:
Here are a few extra tips that have helped my endurance athlete clients out when they are traveling to races that I want to include.
My bonus nutrition tips:
As you can see, there are plenty of nutrition tips and tricks that you can utilize to stay on top of your game while traveling to races.
Don’t miss out on these great opportunities to carb load and increase your energy stores! You will be thankful when race day comes and you were prepared with proper fueling beforehand.
If you are looking for additional support as an endurance athlete, reach out to my dietitian team and me, and let’s get you started today! We are currently accepting clients, feel free to apply through this link.
Do you have any big races or travel days coming up? Comment down below!