It’s going to be more difficult for a endurance athlete at first because you are still using glucose as fuel and haven’t become fat adapted yet. And the longer you’re in ketosis the more your body will function as a fat burner. So at first you might have an adjustment period and then the longer you stay keto the better off you’ll be and your performance will reflect that. But expect a slight adjustment period but know it’s only temporary.
This is also true for weight lifting. You may feel a dip in how much weight you could handle at first but that will go away in time.
Just make sure salt and other electrolytes are good.
Do you have any experience with this? I was prepared for the adjustment period but I wasn't sure what would be the best post run. I know some people do their long runs fasted but I wasn't sure if a big fat bomb or keto coffee would be better. Also wasn't sure if I should do anything different for the recovery periods after a long run.
I am not experienced with this sadly. And sadly the other moderator, Jonathan is currently on a cruise ship. Yet, Jonathan should be back in a few days and can have him hop on here.
I think it can come down to doing what works best for you. Both sound like things that you could do. Maybe try both and see which works best currently. What comes to mind for me with after the long run is making sure you are replenishing your electrolytes. That will be huge.
Okay awesome, that's what I was thinking too. Thank you for your help! I'll look back in a few days to see if Jonathan has any input. Thank you!