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Malcs.. I use jelly beans, not jelly babies... no idea how many... I just have a few when I feel like it... they do work though... well worth a try.
Hmmm I had 4 gels on Sunday and that was plenty for me on top of porridge and banana for brekkie. Any more than that would be distinctly
I have used jelly babies in the past and they were fine but found them a bit sweet. And they melt.
Hmmm what do you eat beforehand, Orbutt?
I'd struggle with that Orbutt. I could get them down but I suspect I'd be seeing them again shortly after. I seem to manage the shot bloks ok though.
Is there not a taxi rank near Kaz? They'll hover by big hotels.
RR - Put me down for some carb loading please.
MM - Are you ok? Has news got out from the Isle of Man spies that you said the R word out loud?
Orbutt - I've pretty much stuck to the same fuelling strategy for the last four marathons I've done after lots of trying things out over the years and this is what works for me.
Breakfast (at least 2 hours before the race): 1 porridge pot with jam and peanut butter, a small banana and a coffee and a fruit juice.
Pre-race: A 500ml sports drink to be finished at least 45 minutes before the race start.
Race: 2 x SIS gels and 1 x packet of shotblocks.
I also carry a 500ml bottle of sports drink with me when running, but that is partly as I want to avoid the carnage at water stations and partly as I like to take a sip when I want it rather than have to wait to the next water stop.
Orbutt - I have breakfast at 6amish and then a gel every 7ish kms. equates to about 5 gels over a marathon. I also have about 100ms of water at most stops and there were a few sneaky chocolate covered coffee beans (courtesy of DV), wine sips and pretzels on sunday.
RR - count me in for pasta!
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Hard Rock Cafe for dinner tonight, Miss A's choice. Waitress heard Alannah say something about her birthday, when she got her pudding it had a candle in it and the waiter/esses. All lined up and they got everyone in HRC to sing Happy Birthday along to sumba drums! I think Alannah was suitably mortified!
I still haven't got my race refuelling right. Had porridge with fresh rasps and glass of lemon juice at 05h15 then nothing until during the race, when I consumed 3 Shot Bloks, 3 pieces of banana and one gel. I've had bad experiences with gels so tend to stick to the Shot Bloks. Oh and also a sample pack of sports Jelly Beans. I didn't carry water this time but relied on the drinks stations, which were indeed carnage, and often empty. One time I asked a guy if I could finish his bottle if he didn't want to.
I still feel I need a little extra oomph during a mara so perhaps I should try different gels, currently prefer Torq. Never tried SIS and when I tried a Gu coffee one during the USMC felt my heart take off and my eyeballs spin ...
Dirty Leeds Rob wrote (see)
kaz1 wrote (see) Hard Rock Cafe for dinner tonight, Miss A's choice. Waitress heard Alannah say something about her birthday, when she got her pudding it had a candle in it and the waiter/esses. All lined up and they got everyone in HRC to sing Happy Birthday along to sumba drums! I think Alannah was suitably mortified! Excellent!
I do alright at drinks stations. Always head to the last table and stay well away before swerving in or maybe I've got used to the carnage. The best thing about paris is they have bottles!! none of this plastic cup nightmare.
I'm not sure I should own up to this, but I believe Mr KS was responsible for supplying TJB's vaseline. Although I should definitely say - he was not responsible for applying it (as photographic evidence suggests)!
I use a 500ml bottle of water mixed with SIS energy powder, and a bag of Lucozade jellybeans. I took three every three miles on Sunday, and felt fine. I did take water as well, and at about mile 20 I added a bottle of water to my powder/water dregs. Gels don't agree with me either. I've got nuun tablets which are fine on mid distance runs of 8-14 ish miles - not too sweet.
For London I'll be deploying the same strategy, although I'll be having porridge and a couple of slices of toast for breakfast. Oh, I had a wee bit of flapjack just before I went to the pen as well.
does it make me a bad person to be slightly pleased I am not the only one who feels cr*p, I felt a bit stupid last night, like I could have avoided if only I had been smarter - but it looks like even running yoda's can get the cold after a Marathon
To all those who are feeling under the weather .... sympathetic group hug
I tried to get two guys to hug at work today. They wouldn't.
TJB - yeah, that's the powerade. Water was good in little bottles. I've been known to swipe one of the big bottles of powerade. You just have to be quick. not like they're going to catch you at your pace!