Posted: Today at 12:14
Hi Pudge - I have been Paleo for around 4 months now and it does get better honest.
Although funny enough I did 38 miles yesterday and there was no ill effects, but I do take a banana on a ride with me and have it half way through just in case - also if I am going on a ride then I will eat a good meal before I go so that I have some energy in the bank, yesterday was an omelette with spinach and tomatoes, the time before was salmon with stir fried veg (I know its in the morning, but every little helps). Also as my security I will take some clif bars with me, but I haven't had to use them yet! Good luck - it should get better over the next couple of weeks and you will feel you will have more energy.
Thanks BB. I've been out this morning, similar route and distance, and felt like I was about to end up running on empty again, only this time halfway through my ride (I.e. much sooner than last time). I had a couple of gels with me as an emergency but held off using them, and actually the 'drained' feeling passed after 10 minutes or so.
What I have found, and tell me if this sounds familiar, is that my heart rate has been going at about 10-15bpm quicker than normal the last couple of times I've been out. What I mean by that is that when I'm cycling at, say, 20mph on the flat, my heart rate would generally be 135-140, but recently it's been up near 150. I don't feel like I'm working any harder or anything, so I'm wondering if it's part of the process of adaption. Or, more likely, I am just overthinking things.
Anyway, around two and a half hours in the bag for today, and might even manage a short run tonight too, while my kids are at their school disco.