Keep Your Fueling on Track During the Offseason

Keep Your Fueling on Track During the Offseason
An article from USA Triathlon
Dec. 19, 2016| By BROOKE SCHOHL

Cold weather is here and your triathlon season may be on hiatus. So, what does this mean for your fuel plan? Don’t fret: you can still eat well and enjoy seasonal comfort foods. The following fueling strategies will help you remain fit and feeling great during the offseason.

Scale Back a Little
If your fall “A” race was a longer course race, like an IRONMAN or half-IRONMAN, you bumped up calories significantly to fuel your workouts and aid in recovery. Now that the workouts have dropped off, you can decrease calories as well. Be careful not to cut back too much, your metabolism is still revved up and you are probably still active and burning calories. Maybe try eliminating one daily snack or that second serving at dinner.

Stay Active
Let’s be honest here, cold weather makes most of us want to be inside by the fireplace, snuggled up under blankets with eggnog. But don’t forget to keep that body moving with some great cross-training, such as hiking, trail running, snowshoeing, skiing/snowboarding, etc., depending on where you are in the country. It’ll keep extra pounds at bay, as well as make your transition back into training next year that much more enjoyable. Continue reading “Keep Your Fueling on Track During the Offseason”