Protein and Iron
Looking for some suggestions. I am looking at 10,000 miles for the year; currently around 5700. Keep a good pace. It does not seem like a lot of mileage, all considered, but I am noticing health effects.
I make sure to take the occasional recup day, otherwise I drag on.
Eyelashes falling out, thinking's a little foggy, pale and tired, effect on 'cycle'. Ramping up on iron cereal has helped tremendously, as does the occasional day of loading on steak or protein, or a day off with heavy eating. I get weird food cravings, and I happily follow them. Seems like something's missing.
I noticed that the day after drinking, even just one beer, I am very sluggish and my fluids get out of balance easily.
How much did your nutritional requirements increase or change?
I'm watchful of electrolytes - magnesium was a tricky one.
I am definitely doing more cycling than before, it's not extreme, but my body is adjusting. It's bizarre, how touchy and reactive my body is.
Female cyclists too, chime in.
What did you notice in your training/nutrition?