Hi I am about to run my 1st marathon in 4 weeks and still not sure on fueling. I have been advised that at 70kg, 11 stone i should be eating around 70g of carbs an hour, so a 4 hour marathon i should be taking on approx 280g of carbs? I have been training using jelly babies (which i love) and sis gels which can make me feel slighty nauseous for about 10-15 minutes after each gel.
Therefore to get the amount of carbs that i would have to eat would be a whopping 54 jelly babies or 13 gels, (most i've managed in 1 run is 4).
However a friend of mine mentioned kendal mint cake, i have just checked on the packet and 1 bar / 9 pieces equals a massive 97.7g of carbs, so 3 bars 27 pieces would give me more than enough at a managerable 1 piece per mile. Has anyone tried kendal mint cake for running a marathon? If so how do you rate it? Grateful for any advice.