Went for a ride yesterday before work and crucially before breakfast and what a struggle it was.
It’s a route that I have done many times before and done a few times without having eaten but never early in the morning (if you can call 8:30am early!) and never struggled like I did yesterday. I don’t know what the problem was. Maybe that I had only one coffee?
The BBC had a programme a month or so ago that showed using a small test group that men burn fat more effectively during the day when fasted exercise has been undertaken in the morning. That’s all well and good but bonking from mile 1 isn’t fun!
Possibly my lack of road miles these last few weeks and the miles I have done have been at a slower average speed than usual has taken it’s toll and I’m losing fitness. Or it could be that last week I was on holiday and drank beer every day… It is probably the last one!
Anyway I’ll try extra hard this weekend to get some miles in. Maybe a bit of mountain biking tomorrow and a road ride on Sunday. Hopefully some hills if my riding buddy fancies them.
Keep on keeping on!