November 5, 2019
The month of November’s Teaching Tuesday theme is all about healthy foods to fuel athletes through rigorous training in the months of November-February, as winter training picks up. As swimmers wake up for early morning practices, it is important that they are fueling before these workouts and not skipping a meal.
Eating something such as toast or a bagel before a workout can make a huge difference in performance and recovery. Swimmers must eat a more substantial breakfast once workout is over to ensure they are meeting their recovery needs afterwards as well. An article from the Active website discusses possible pre-morning practice options for food. Listed below are a few options that they suggest.
Pre-morning practice breakfast food options include (but are not limited to):
- Banana and peanut butter
- Bagel with a small amount of cream cheese
- Bowl of healthy cereal
To read more about some other pre-morning practice food options, here are a few helpful links:
- Swimming World Magazine: Breakfast recipes for morning practices
- TeamUSA.org: Nutrition for athletes on specific types of training days
- SwimSwam: Pre-race morning food options