Keep The Balance
Your training isn’t the only thing that is affected by all your time on the road. Matt Rutig, Vice President of Investor Solutions for Jeffries LLC, keeps his race schedule light and chooses races close to home to maximize time with family when he’s not on the road.
“It’s not all about me on the weekends,” says Rutig, who raced Ironman New York City in 2012 and is currently training for Ironman Mont Tremblanc, “I plan one long early morning ride and one long early morning run on the weekends, then I spend as much time with my family as possible.”
Rutig also makes sure to prioritize family time on the road as well. “We have such great tools to stay in touch. There’s nothing like a FaceTime conversation with my wife and daughter after a long lonely run while traveling.”