No races on the calendar... so nutrition doesn't matter?
Sorry friend, but I think this statement is just plain false. ❌
If you don't think how you fuel your body matters as much when there are no races on the calendar, then how important will you view it when there are?
What if you're able to go to a race but then you get injured and can't run... does your nutrition still not matter then?
I would argue that, in fact, your nutrition is more important than ever❗ After all, when is a better time than right now? This is the only moment you have, why wouldn't you take advantage of it?
This is a prime opportunity to build and ingrain your habits so that, come racing seasons again, you don't have to worry about training AND making sure your nutrition is on point. You'll already have done that work. One less thing to worry about!
If you don't work on getting it right, right now, it is going to be SO MUCH HARDER to get it right when you're juggling an even more intense training load.
◾️ Pick one-three goals to work on at a time, and take the time you need to really implement them no matter what. Trying to change too many things at once often leads to overwhelm, getting "off track", and giving up.
◾️ Make your goals SMART. Specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely. This way you know if you've met the goal!
◾️ Practice your race-day nutrition now, when the stakes are low or non-existant. This is a great time to figure out what your perfect pre-race dinner is, for example -- practice it before your long runs. Tweak, readjust, and feel confident that you've got it right once race day comes along.
Work with a dietitian (me!) in order to help you get and stay on track with your fueling and nutrition plan. That way, once racing is back, your nutrition is nailed down and you're feeling confident... it will be once less thing to worry about.