Performance Drop Day 2


katerpa

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I am on day 2 of my second whole 30. My first was 3 months ago and I have stayed at least 80% compliant in between.

I have trained very hard the past 8 weeks for a 5k race that I have this Sunday, day 7 of my whole 30. Today, I was planning a short tempo run and felt HORRIBLE. My mile paced dropped from my standard 6:50 to 7:20 and I was giving it my all. I couldn't even finish my work out. I thought I was going to pass out.

I would hate to waste the past 8 weeks of training, I worked really hard to be at my peak perfomace for this Sunday.

Is the whole 30 going to derail me?!?

My last whole 30 I wasn't training for a race, just standard running and strength training and I didn't notice any difference in performance.

I felt amazingly fast week and ready to race. Hoping this will pass in a day or two but don't know.

HELP!!!

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Why do you want to make diet changes before a major race? Can you wait until the race is over? To train 8 weeks then blow it seems counterproductive.

Alternatively, you just had a sub par run. It happens.

My advice is to eat like you normally did while training until the race is complete.

Hope you have a great 5k!

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I agree with LucieB. When I was running I never made a major change to my diet within 2 weeks before a race. 80% compliant to 100% compliant is a pretty major change. Most people experience a significant drop in performance the first 2 weeks of a whole30 especially if they have not properly replaced the grain carbs in their diet with vegetable carbs.

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Aw man:( This is the only 30 days I could find that were event free (wedding/vacation.) If I still want to try to stay on the whole30, how do I increase veg carbs? Should I add them at every meal or in between?

Thanks for any advice!

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Aw man:( This is the only 30 days I could find that were event free (wedding/vacation.) If I still want to try to stay on the whole30, how do I increase veg carbs? Should I add them at every meal or in between?

Thanks for any advice!

Most people find that upping starchy veg intake the day before a run works well.

What have you being do up until now?

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Well, this is only day 2, but I have a plaintain Post work out with an egg. Sweet potatoe at M1, raw carrots, zuchinni and salad at M2 and at M3 more sweet potatoes. Since the race is only 5 days away I am thinking of just adding lots of sweet potatoes, plaintains, squash for 5 days. Then maybe some extra bananas the day before and morning of?

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Personally I'd stick with the starchy veg rather than the fruit... and maybe stick with egg white or some other lean protein post WO - the fat will slow down digestion of anything else you're eating so your muscles won't get the good of it & recovery may be slower so best to skip it, and then eat your next meal as normal.

It's only 5 days - you can cut back on the starchy veg post race and work more on getting fat adapted at that point.

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