I am about to commence with traditional base medium volume plan. The first block’s workouts are chill workouts all with an IF less than .7 and the duration ranging from 1.5 to 2 hours long. I have done this block successfully the past two training seasons.
Last year, I performed the workouts in a fasted state (usually in the morning on waking) and accomplished them. So, I can do this, but the question I have is: should I do that?
Typically, if a workout is above .7 in IF I will make sure to eat prior the workout (not much necessarily just enough to kick-start things) and drink some sort of mix – I also keep gels and bananas on hand in the event I need to consume something more substantial. Generally, I just drink and rarely if at all need the solid(ish) food. If the workout’s IF is less than .7 I then consider it a candidate for performing in a fasted state and arm myself with just water and keep the gels and bananas close by (I can’t recall needing them ever).
Either way, the plan is to make sure my daily calorie balance is around even.