I'm not the best at keeping up with training while traveling. I travel pretty regularly for work and at times find it hard to get in a good workout. The hotels usally do have pretty fitness rooms, but swimming is probably the hardest as the hotel pools aren't really conducive for laps. Biking is almost as tough, but at least I can usually find a recumbent bike in the hotel fitness room. And then there's the dreaded treadmill. I find it extremely hard to get motivated to get up early to get on a treadmill. I did manage this morning though, but think I may have put on a few pounds this trip.
My usual destinations are either the east coast or west coast. I find the west coast time change much easier to manage in terms of getting up before work to go for a run. Plus the weather is usually nicer and I’m more familiar with some of the local running routes so I can get outside in the dark. The east coast time change is only two hours, but it always seems to take me a few days to adjust before I can drag myself out of bed early enough to workout before going into work. And after sitting in meetings all day I'm dragging and then, unfortunately, happy hour usually wins out over workouts in the evening plus there's more work to catch up on from the day.
The diet while traveling is also an issue. Even though I always have every intention of trying to eat healthy while on the road, well you get the picture!
Training while on the road isn’t as big an issue in the winter, but in the midst of the summer training with some major events coming up it definitely impacts my training plan. Oh wait, I don't have a training plan, but that's another topic for another time. Any suggestions on how to stay motiviated while traveling would be appreciated!
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