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Got my first real event coming up in over a weeks time. The Black death run near Taunton. Due to so many injuries running on roads i've gone for the whole trail running thing and I seem to be holding up. Its 10.5 miles and is very hilly by all accounts. I ran some of the Jurassic coast the other day, 11miles in all. It took me 2hrs 30mins. I had to walk some parts due to the paths getting too tight to run.
I done this all on water without breakfast or anything to eat. I started at 5am
However towards the end my thighs and calves were cramping up a bit and were causing a little bit of hassle.
Just some advice really...
The night before I am going to go for tuna pasta bake. Plus obviously drinking lots throughout the day.
Morning of race I will be having beans toast scrambled egg. Plus drinking enough.
However during the race I feel as though it would be beneficial to take on more than just isotonic drinks? I will probaly be running for anything up to 3hrs as Im slow as a week in jail. I thought about dabbling with the whole horrible tasting gel things you can buy....will this help? Or is there anything I can eat that will help? I'm not looking to break record, I would just like to finish without killing meself
Just any ideas etc would be appreciated