I started keto about 2 weeks ago, and we’re doing it because our pediatrician suggested it might help our daughter, who has autism. So no weight loss goals or anything like that, just supporting my girl. I’ve always been an avid runner and enjoy racing both short and long distances, mainly 5ks and half marathons. I run 5-6 days a week and one of those runs is 6+ miles, depending on where I am in a training cycle. I typically train at 7-7:30 minute mile pace and race at sub-7. I was prepared to experience a dip in my performance while my body becomes fat-adapted, but my question is: once I get fat adapted, will I be able to perform at the same level I was before? I’ve read a lot about people getting their endurance back, but can’t seem to clearly find anyone who also got their speed back. I am just wondering if I’m ever going to be able to break back into sub-7 times.
Sorry to be so long-winded!