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I am training for my first marathon and think it is going ok but I have had a couple of long runs which have been horrendous. I am running Belfast and have 8 weeks to go so probably 5 weeks of getting a few more long runs in before tapering.
So far I have run 3 12 milers, 3 14 milers, 2 16 milers and 1 17 miler. 2 of the 16 milers one of which was tonight have ended with me feeling absolutely exhausted. Tonight I felt nauseaus after the run for a good 45 mins and it has taken me 2.5 hrs to begin to feel ok. I geuninely did not want to run another mile tonight and i am worrying about the marathon distance. My wifes words to me when i returned were " you still have another 10 miles to do during the marathon!".
When I look at my mile splits I can see that I had 7-8 miles in the middle which were probably 30 seconds per mile quicker than i would be aiming for. In addition I think I am not fuelling properly and need to sort this out.
Today I ran at 4.15pm after work. I had two slices of toast for breakfast, some pasta and mince with bread and a nectarine at 12.30pm and then stupidly did not eat again before going out (apart from a small pack of sweets) I drunk lots of water, but this was too long not to eat before going out.
Additionally, I don't really think about what I eat and drink the night before. Last night i had pasta and chicken but I didn't drink a great deal of water.
So my query I guess.
Does anyone else hit the wall/feel like this in training?
How do you fuel before running in the afternoon/evenings etc.