I sometimes go into ketosis accidentally (please keep those dieting people away from me) during endurance training or shortly afterwards. Now for the first time since acquiring a 24h-hr-monitor.
- I noticed an abnormal increase in rhr after the latest accidental ketosis (+13-15 on the next day instead of the usual +2-3 after the most intense workouts that I do. That's close to a 30% increase). Does ketosis really cause rhr spikes like that? I found various people telling the internet it was true, but nothing reliable. Someone on a forum for people who intentionally go into ketosis and who usually has a rhr of over 80 is not a reliable source.
- I guess like usual I should wait with intense workouts until the rhr is somewhat normalized again? I will wait until the ketosis goes away in any case and will see if the rhr normalizes at the same time.
- How bad is ketosis for training effect?
(I didn't select the ketogenic diet tag because I'm not on a ketogenic diet and would never enter ketosis on purpose. I actively try to eat lots of carbs before, during and after long exercise sessions. I'm just not doing a good enough job of it, it seems)