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I'm training for a marathon and I'm trying to work out my optimum nutrition strategy. For example, will I take gels, how often, how much water should I drink etc? I had a 16-miler on sunday and used 3 gels. The last few miles were really tough and I don't think I took on enough water either as I was quite dehydrated. It resulted in me having to go lie down when I got home, as I felt pretty bad. Is there a good nutrition strategy where you dont completely run out of energy and don't get a stich either or does each person have to work it out for themselves?
I'm concerned about getting a stich as well if i consume too much en route. Its my first marathon and Ive never run a distance that required me to take on energy/fluids. Also, when you're taking on water, do you stop to drink or drink on the run? A friend of mine suggested stopping as he says he gets a stich if he drinks on the run. But I'm worried, if I stop, it may be difficult to get going again, especially in the last few miles.