These are the kinds of things that you can't predict when you're making a training plan, so you just have to accommodate them as best you can!
If you're training 6 days a week, fasting isn't the way to go! Your body needs fuel to get the most out of work-outs, and protein to repair itself after.
So this morning I had breakfast number one:
- Potatoes (hash browns - the chunky kind)
- Chicken "bacon"
Followed it up with breakfast number two:
- Two pieces of toast with peanut butter and jam
- A left-over chunk of steak from yesterday
- Almost 1L of skim milk
- ... and another coffee (I know, I know...)
Tomorrow I'll be able to eat again after lunch, but I'll take it as a total rest day and refuel. Then back to training the next day.
I was able to eat again as of Thursday afternoon. I took that day off.
Friday I went for a 7K run - I felt a bit sluggish, but nothing too bad.
Today I went for my 2 hour spin class... I died! I had nothing in the tank, I just couldn't get going. I think the combined recovery from the 1/2 marathon and the fasting just caught up to me... I managed to get through the class (thanks to 2L of Gatorade!) but I'm pooped.
Tomorrow I'll try a short swim and run, see how it goes. In the meantime I'm going to graze on carbs all day, see if I can't get my energy back where it should be!