I remember heading to college my freshman year. A huge mix of excitement and nervousness for what was to come. Not so much for classes, honestly, but more so for my new intense practice schedule as a swimmer.
I knew I had so much potential coming from a swim team that worked hard, but didn’t have as much time in the pool each week and had almost no weight room experience. Still, as I wondered how my body would handle the training adjustment, even as a nutrition student, the role of snacks and my eating schedule in adapting to these new stresses never crossed my mind.