No cycling today as I was taking it easy due to continued muscle ache. I've been given some warm-up exercises to try and reduce the aches and cramps though, so hopefully it won't be as bad when I try a longish ride again.
Anyway, back to the topic. Ever since I started cycling, I've been getting up half an hour earlier than usual. 6.30 rather than 7am. The strange thing is though, how much more tired I am. I would normally go to bed around midnight and most nights not even feel tired. Instead I'm feeling tired between 9-10pm and going to bed around that time. I'm guessing this is just my body getting used to the extra energy output and the reduce energy intake but it would be interesting if others in my situation have experienced the same or not. Any comments welcomed.