Some quick background......After struggling with various diets over the years, I tried a 28 day vegan diet beginning November 8th last year (I'm 53). Got GREAT results! I stayed with it until last month, when I began to add some occasional fish, yogurt, eggs, and a once or twice a month meal of chicken livers.
Four months later I've:
Lost 25 pounds
Am off blood pressure meds for first time in many years.
Feeling great, more calm and peaceful than I've felt in years.
Found relief from some rectal problems that have plagued me for the last 4-5 years (last dr visit, mentioned I might need to be thinking about surgery).
I've not cycled much the past 3 months, due to cold weather, but have been using an indoor Schwinn Airdyne.
Now my question. The last 2 weeks, I've done a couple of 15 mile rides. I've felt more exhausted than usual after the ride. Maybe I'm just out of shape and premature in asking this, but does this have to do with my new diet? Do vegetarian/vegan riders need some sort of different post ride nutrition for recovery?