Time for a check in! My training volume is up. I'm in crunch time of getting ready for the Big Horn 100 so I decided to give some personal stories of how I am seeing all this diet and training playing out. Short answer: Body feels good. I'm seeing performance increases. I'm recovering faster. Long answer? You'll get that in the audio.
There is a significant correlation between sleep and improved athletic performance (and just generally healthier living). Are you getting enough sleep to recover fully from your workouts? I'm not, but I'm working on it. Check out my latest podcast below for a bit of a dive into sleeping and hear some of the major benefits that a steady diet of good sleep can do.
This one cover talking about the MAF (maximum aerobic function) method of training. Keeping it slow for a bit to support the dietary change. Learning how to slow down and not get all wrapped up in my Strava data. I find out that my aerobic fitness is .... no good and yours probably isn't either.
This one is all about getting my head right, timing, and sticking to it. Taking the time to surround yourself with options is key. Make sure to have alternatives for meals, snacks, and know where to go when you are out of your "safe space." Going keto or high fat low carb is tough enough given the general food options that surround us. Set yourself up to nail it .