Don't Lose Your Discipline
The decrease in daylight hours can wreak havoc to our internal clocks, so make sure to make every effort to keep your sleep schedule regulated during this time. Resist that temptation to hibernate in the darker mornings by setting an extra alarm or recruiting some running buddies to meet you in the early morning hours. This extra bit of accountability will go a long way towards helping you accomplish your training goals.
As temps drop and we head into the holiday season, many of the healthy summer routines we’ve set can go right out the window. Stay on top of your game by doing some simple meal prep and planning at the beginning of each week so you have healthy fueling options ready and waiting for you when you get home after a long, busy day. A healthy, pre-planned meal is almost always going to be a better option than that last-minute takeout order placed when you’re already tired and hungry.
Melanie Kann is a lead coach for NYRR’s Group and Virtual Training programs and has worked with thousands of runners through both platforms in preparation for races of varying distances all around the world.