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I am guilty of not considering any of this during my runs (current longest regular run is 8 miles (75 mins-ish), and generally don't carry anything with me. Starting this week I will be upping my mileage and this long run in particular with a view to my first half-marathon at the end of june, and who knows what else after (Dublin marathon?) I want to get an electrolyefuelhydration strategy correct now, that I can use throughout my training and translate into the race proper (reverse engineering the best race strategy might be best). In an ideal world it would be nice if it wasn't too expensive, one of the attractions of running is that it's essentially free (he typed with a straight face, and about £400 of running kit in his bedroom drawer).
Any suggestions advise would be gratefully recieved.
My first questions would be:
What is the best race-day strategy? Gels for fuelelectrolyte + water stations would seem to make the most sense to me on paper, or will I need to be carrying my own hydration no matter what?