Ian S

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  1. After some advice on fueling for workouts. I'm just coming to the end of my first week and no issues with the diet other than when I climb onto the bike. I'm in base training currently, which for me is 2/3 times a week on the turbo doing sweet spot intervals (around 8/10 of maximal effort) and then a long ride on the Sunday. My experiences so far; -first ride on the turbo I had to abort halfway through as I couldn't hold the intensity needed, I finished the hour session by dropping the intensity down to around 4/10's. - second workout, I had tracked carb intake over the next day and managed to hit 3.65gramme/kg (sweet potatoes and bananas might get dull....). Managed to get through my hour holding the intervals - third workout, crashed and burned on the intervals again, ended up finishing by dropping the intensity - long ride (3 hours) today, had focussed on fuelling the day before, again hitting 3.65grammes/kg. Was fine for the first 90 minutes but really struggled for the last 90. Where I ride is hilly and I ride in a group, so you need to up the intensity on the hills. I found I could limp along at 4 or 5/10's quite happily but couldn't hold maximal efforts on the hills. This one hurt So I'm trying to work out my options at the moment, I think they are; - Accept that this month is going to be low intensity, which won't do much for my training plan but the benefit is I get more fat adapted. In which case how long does that process take to run its course? - Compromise on the Whole30 plan during workouts and use sugar to fuel me. Stick to the principles outside of exercise but pay more attention to pre-exercise fuelling so I'm not going in low - Find a high GI whole 30 compliant energy source to use during workouts (I've hunted but can't see much other than very ripe bananas) Any advice on whether there are better options or whether I'm missing something? Thanks