Evening all. Can I ask some of you long-standing Keto cyclists a question
I have been Keto for 4 weeks now, with 2 weeks of cycling thrown in as my cardio 2 nights a week with 3 nights of heavy lifting in the gym.
Let me give you a little of my cycling past. I “used” to be a very strong rider 3 years ago. I cycled for 4 years before stopping to look after my mum.
for instance, I rode 215 miles in a group of 16 at a 19.6mph avg. I would regularly ride 100+ miles in groups and Solo. mostly 18+ averages. This bike in the pictures has over 14000 miles on it. So as you can see my Legs have lots of miles on them.
2 years after I stopped I am back at it again as I mentioned above for my cardio. I do realise my fitness is gone. But today I decided to ride at a slow speed to keep my HR below 150 so I could sit in the saddle for longer get some Ass adaption again the last 6 miles I dumped myself as my legs where feeling good.
So the reason I am posting this is not about my fitness on the bike, it’s about after I got home.
I hadn’t eaten since 7pm the previous night and I started this ride fasted at 8am. I rode for 1hr 50min. when I got home I made my usual Bacon and eggs. as I have been doing bacon fast the past 5 days. I was SUPER tired all day with a slightly nauseous feeling. When I used to do a big ride before when I eat CARb heavy food, I never ever felt this tired.
Is this because I am Not fat adapted yet or when you are on a keto diet does it take longer to recover?