Monday, 24 February 2014

#Bestfoot - Travel Training Sabotage

I was in Montreal last week for work. And despite my best intentions, travel is kind of Training Sabotage. There were a few things I did wrong, but I definitely learned some good lessons.

Meal Planning...
This probably the most difficult part of being away. We were really spoiled - catered breakfasts, buffet lunches, and then a delicious 4 course dinner out. It was all extremely yummy, but I ate a lot of things that I would normally avoid. Lately my stomach has been on point, so I have gotten fairly lax about my diet. But after a week away with sugar, diary, and red meat - I remember why I generally chose to avoid those things and why I can't eat like that anymore. My acid reflux was out of control by the end of my visit (and of course I forgot to pack my antacids). And with my tummy in turmoil the rest of my training suffered.

Schedule Training...
By the end of the week I was tired and feeling sick to my stomach, so my training was not exactly on point. I missed my scheduled workout Friday. And I opted for a rest day when I got back to Toronto Saturday. So my mileage suffered, but I feel rested and ready to tackle the week ahead. I did have a great run Sunday, so I am hoping my less than stellar week won't end up effecting my upcoming race.

My Training this Week...
Monday - 60 minutes on the Indoor Trainer in the Big Gears
Tuesday - 10km speed session on the treadmill
Wednesday - 90 minutes on the Indoor Trainer in the Big Gears
Thursday - 5km run and 30 minutes of Tamara's Ultimate Booty Workout
Friday - Rest
Saturday - Rest
Sunday - 10km Run at Race Pace

How was your week?

Love your Favourite Darwinian Fail,
Krysten




14 comments:

  1. Isn't it crazy how you can really notice the way foods affect you after cleaning up your diet? I now know that I'll be paying for certain food choices physically (and sometimes choose them anyway) but some of them were foods I used to eat on a regular basis and had no idea that they were making me feel so bad!

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  2. Traveling is quite difficult on the schedule and eating. Luckily I do not travel for my job...they tend to want teachers in the classroom!!! :) But when we vacation, eating out is usually a challenge for me and my tummy always pays for it.

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  3. Oh travelling. I am headed to Florida this week and I am fully expecting that although I will try my best to stay on track, there will be cheating! I am fortunate to NOT be affected negatively by "bad" foods, but it is just harder to stay away from them that way!!

    My training was affected by an injury last week - it is always better to just rest when you are in doubt.

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  4. I agree that food is the hardest part, especially when we are feeling good!!! I tend to find plenty of healthy eats, but also indulge a bit more than I would ever do at home. In fact, just knowing we have guests coming this weekend who will want to eat out a bunch makes me feel like ugghhh. I can only handle so much food that isn't clean and fresh now.

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  5. Traveling is hard! I always find that if my routine gets thrown off, I get more lazy with sticking with the workout plans!

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  6. Food is so hard for me when I travel. It's just too tempting for me to order something that probably isn't the best for me.

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  7. and yet, you still get it done! you were made for this sport! Food can be hard when traveling. its all about prep, right?

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  8. Ouch! Sorry to hear about the tummy issues! But you still got it done, as Lindsay said above, and sometimes these things happen. I'm sure it won't throw you off because I know how strong you are! My week of training was fabulous and as I wrote about today, I finally feel like I have my strong self back again! It's a great feeling... and a very much missed one!

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  9. I miss some too this week from being sick. So sorry you were not feeling well either.

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  10. Wouldn't it be easy to live perfectly healthily if we never varied our routine/schedule with travel, or social events or any of the other little bits of fun chaos that actually make life worth living?

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  11. When I travel I find eating out to be both amazing and awful. I love trying new things, not having to cook and having delicious food BUT it's so rich and I end up feeling quite ill too. I hope your tummy starts to feel better once you get back to your normal diet.

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  12. I think it is still pretty impressive that you managed to get workouts in! I really have to plan well when I travel to get all of my runs in for my high level training. Sometimes they do not go exactly as planned and I have to remind myself that I am only human! I may be elite, but I still have to live a life....and life throws curveballs!

    Eating healthy while away can be difficult, I intend to open a business to help combat this sometime in the next few years :) Hopefully you can be a client :)

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  14. Food really does effect performance. It is a learning experience though. :)

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