This post was written by Doug Hay.
Race week is all about routine.
What you eat, how you taper, and the amount of sleep you get are all calculated and practiced.
When it works, you stick with it, race after race — it’s one less thing to worry about.
But even the best routines get thrown for a loop when your upcoming race requires travel.
I was reminded of this firsthand during a recent trip to Northern California for the Mendocino Coast 50K. My wife and I traveled around the area for a week before the race, sleeping in new beds, eating different foods, and not exactly staying off our feet.
It was a total blast, no doubt, but not ideal the week leading up to a race.
Fortunately, not all hope is lost when traveling to a destination race …
Today’s post is a 4-step guide to taking a smart approach to race travel, and the extra considerations you should take as a vegan.
And it all starts before you ever leave home: