With cooler temperatures, crisper air, and the return of comfort food, fall has got to be one of my favorite seasons. Another reason why I particularly love this season? Because of fall races, of course! For the past five years or so, I have competed in some sort of (running, biking, swimming, or a combo of the three) race. For me, having a race on the calendar also means developing a training plan.
In addition to my training plan, food plays a big role in prepping for an upcoming race. But what I have found over time is that when training for a race, my relationship with food gets a little wonky. I tend to throw my usual eating habits to the side and develop less healthy eating habits.
This season, I plan to work on bringing back some balance into my eating habits and focus on a few mindful eating strategies. This helps me make sure I am appropriately fueled for my races and still have a good relationship with food.
To read more about this mindful approach during race season, check out the full article on the Runtastic blog.