As these were on Mondays, my day off from training, it seemed like the opportune day for this test.
I already train in a fasted state, as I do not eat before most of my morning workouts and don’t always take in liquids beforehand either. Never really felt it to be a problem, but obviously this was a longer time period without solid foods.
Then it struck me. Tuesday mornings are a scheduled run – how would my fasting affect that? Was it dangerous? What could I expect?
Research was in order.
I felt fine throughout the morning and early afternoon both times. The first day, in order to be prudent, I decided to eat dinner. I didn't really notice a difference the next morning compared to normal rest days. The next month, I was planning on skipping dinner, but chickened out. A mental hurdle I still need to overcome.
I’m definitely going to continue fasting once a month and, eventually, will make it through a whole day, including dinner. If nothing else, it's good to: 1. Know the feeling of hunger, and 2. Know I can control my eating - maybe I can start doing it more consistently.
Ever fasted before exercise?