October is upon us, and with it comes the time to start thinking about transitioning from the warm summer months into the cooler autumn season. For many athletes, this transition can be a difficult one. We may not be ready to say goodbye to the long days of training and racing. At the same time, we can’t help but get excited about all the wonderful things that come with Fall – the changing leaves, the adventure, the trails, and all things pumpkin flavored.
Use this time to focus on taking care of yourself and preparing for the month ahead. Here are three things you can do to make the transition from Fall to Winter Training a smooth and stress-free one:
1. Get Plenty of Rest
This may seem like an obvious one, but it’s important to remember that our bodies need extra rest as we transition from one season to the next. Just as we need to adjust to the temperatures, we also need to adjust our sleep habits. So, if you find yourself feeling a bit more tired than usual, don’t fight it – listen to your body and give yourself the extra rest you need.
2. Eat Seasonal Food
If you’re like me, there’s been a lot of simple and effective calories consumed for most of your year. One of the best things about fall is the seasonal fruits and vegetables that are available. From apples and pumpkins to squash and kale, there are so many delicious and nutritious options to choose from.
3. Get Moving
Just because the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting cooler doesn’t mean you have to give up your workout routine. In fact, fun and “light” exercise is one of the best things you can do to ease the transition. Not only will it boost your energy levels, but it will also help prevent you from getting tight and from collecting too many of those pumpkin latte calories.
Reminder – The Team is Open to New Members
Now’s the time for new folks to join for the Full Season: November OutSeason all the way through to Race Day.
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