Here are some tips and options for where you might eat and how to manage your nutrition at the TYR Pro Series in Irvine, California. 

Here’s a summary of the key points to keep in mind:

  1. Shopping for Food: Before leaving home or after checking into your hotel, stock up on nutritious options, including snacks, vitamins, and hydration supplies.
  2. Stretching Equipment: Pack rollers, massage guns, bands, and tennis balls for effective stretching and muscle recovery.
  3. Hydration: Consistently hydrate throughout the day, especially if you are not accustomed to Southern California’s climate. (
  4. Sun Protection: Stay under the shade as much as possible and apply and reapply sunblock. Wearing sunglasses will also help protect your eyes from the sun. (
  5. Meal Choices: Be mindful of your meal choices. Avoid heavy sauces, beans, corn, foods with excessive oil or added sugar, and soft drinks. Focus on proteins, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
  6. Fiber Intake: Be cautious with high-fiber foods like arugula, kale, and broccoli to avoid bloating, especially during a rested meet.
  7. Preferred Foods: Stick to your favorite nutritious options, such as avocados, chicken, pineapple, turkey, salmon, fish tacos, berries, carrots, asparagus, and PB&J sandwiches with no hydrogenated oils.
  8. Ordering Meals: Opt for ordering meals for pickup rather than ordering at the restaurant to save time and get more rest between sessions.

Restaurants close to the pool:

-Yard house -Open 11am-12am – 620 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618 (949)753-9373

-Chipotle Mexican Grill– Open 10:30am-10pm731 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618 (949)753-0554

-California Fish Grille– Open 11am-9pm13780 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92602(949)386-1980

-Rooted plant based plates – Open 11am-9:40pm 704 Spectrum Center Dr Suite 704, Irvine, CA 92618

-Wahoo’s Fish Tacos – Open 11am-9pm715 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618 (949)753-0251

-Brio Italian Grille – Open 11am-10pm 774 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618 (949)341-0380

-Stacks Pancake HouseOpen 6:30am-2pm14421 Culver Dr, Irvine, CA 92604(949)679-1233Yes dine-in, drive-through, and delivery

-Urban PlatesOpen 11am-9pm3972 Barranca Pkwy N, Irvine, CA 92606(949)387-2600 –

– Stonefire Grille (meats) Open 11am-8pm 3966 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92606 (949)777-1177

By following these guidelines, you’ll have a better chance of performing at your best during the meet while maintaining your energy levels and staying comfortable. Good luck, and have a successful and enjoyable competition!

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