I usually ride in the morning before eating. It’s part of the intermittent fasting program I subscribe to. Today, I ate a small bowl of granola before heading out.
That was a mistake.
My stomach growled and ached the whole time. Perhaps I didn’t wait long enough, and the food wasn’t digested. Or, maybe my system has simply become accustomed to fasted workouts.
This is a problem for the upcoming event. 100 km. And about 4 hours cycling.
What do I do?
Fuel beforehand but allow time to digest it. That means I’m eating at 5 am. Or, begin fasted as usual, and fuel by little amounts regularly throughout the ride.
I need to experiment more. You would think after all these years I would have this figured out.