Read time: just a quick note
Although I haven’t looked deeply into research on intermittent fasting and its effect on endurance performance and recovery, here’s what the folks over at LetsRun forum is saying about IF.
I know a friend who completed a half marathon with his best time while in a fasted state. Of course it’s just anecdotal, but I have to believe that the body not only adapts to nutrient intake and intake timing, but also that the increased fat metabolism while in a fasted state may contribute to sustained aerobic output.
I’ll look into this relationship in the future, but for now this is something to chew on (or not, if you’re fasting).