I have been waking up at 4:30am to get my training rides done. I don’t eat anything before hand and I only have a water bottle on my bike.
Is riding in a completely fasted state ok? I have always been able to finish my sessions but I do struggle. I figure the rides are supposed to be hard.
After listening to the trainer road podcast I was under the impression that riding in this state was ok. However I recently listed to this podcast:
(Inside- tagetted nutrition)
The podcast suggested not training without eating.
I am not sure what I should be doing? If eating something will help, I will force some food down at 4:30am but I am usually really short on time. Will eating make the rides slightly easier? Like I said I do struggle.
Are there any suggestions? What should I be eating immediately before a training ride?