Hi, been listening to podcasts for a while, new to the forums (first post), looks like a fabulous resource.
I have a GranFondo in Italy this Sunday (130km, 3000m). I won’t be doing any riding this week leading up to it (a small ride Saturday). I am very close to but not quite at my goal body mass and have been doing intermittent fasting.
With a couple of days of fasting this week, I think I can just about hit my target. I know in real world terms a 500-1kg loss isn’t going to change results but psychologically it will be a nice boost, especially on the hilly parts of the event.
My question: is it OK to restrict/fast during a taper week to an event, so long as I load in the couple of days before the event? Will this place unnecessary stress on the body that should be avoided as I look to regain freshness for the weekend?
Thanks in advance