I know some of you may call it crazy, but around the same time I started my Tri trianing I started a "low carb diet" just to cut off the extra few pounds and because of the future health benefits. I wouldn't really call it a "diet" though and I haven't done away with carbs all together. I'm just making sure I'm eating the right ones. Perhaps just a "good carb" diet would be a more appropriate term. I realize carbs are essential to Tri Training, but its also hard for me to even consider eating most breads, potato's, pastas, etc. (bad carbs) considering the physical gains I've already seen and the future health benefits of a low/good carb lifestyle. So all that considered, here are my thoughts/questions.
From a training perspective is there anything I'm missing out on by cutting down the carbs that would/could be essential? For example, I've been reading a lot about Vitamin B, that you may not be getting enough on a low carb eating plan which would help with energy levels, cardio health, metabolization of amino acids.
Also I've been considering a BCAA (Brach Chain Amino Acid) supplement to aid endurance levels and most importantly MUSCLE RECOVERY. I train pretty hard six days a week, and the further into the training regimine I get the more its seeming muscule recovery is becoming an issue. Not so much soreness, but rather not always feeling like I "have my legs under me". Two possible BCAA supplements I've considered are: