So this weekend was probably my highest volume training weekend yet: 45km ride on Saturday and 20km run on Sunday. The two things I noticed today were I felt super tired at my interval/strength class and I was ravenous all day.
I think that I probably should have taken today as a rest day but I tried to power through. The end result was about a 75% workout and rest day is now delayed until Thursday. I also think I need to pay more attention to recovery nutrition. If, like me, you simply aren't hungry after a long run there are some easy things to do to get much needed fuel back into your system to assist in that valuable recovery phase.
On a queasy stomach here are a few of my go to snacks/mini meals:
- my favourite smoothie
- Clif bars
- Apples with peanut butter
- Soy lattes
- Almond butter and jam sandwiches
- coconut water (for rehydration)
- Nature's path frozen waffles
- Pita and hummus
Next weekend I plan to up the bike kms a bit more but the run will be scaled back for my taper before the May 6th half I am running. I would love to hear your favourite post run/bike fuel! Please leave a comment!