Wondering if anyone else experiences this?
I've raced for a few years now, and always had this problem - not the day of the race, but the following 2-3 days after. I raced a 65mile road event on sat (came in 1st btw!) and ended up pushing myself to near total depletion, I broke away 5 miles to go and on the last climb I pretty much hit the wall, but made it over the top and luckily it was downhill to the finish. Now after a hard race effort, I have a job eating anything for the whole day after, but get plenty of fluids down (recovery drinks etc) to compensate, followed by a decent meal when the appetite comes back. However, as usual the last couple of days the hunger has come back with a vengeance! I'm starving hungry all the time. Luckily it isn't making any difference to the waistline (yet!) but I can't help but feel I don't actually need all those calories! I've indulged in a bit of junk so far but generally kept things fairly healthy which isn't so bad!
Anyone got any tips for curing the hunger?! Or will I just put up with it until the body is recovered? Today (3 days after) I don't feel quite so ravenous so i'm guessing it's subsiding.