I have recently started doing half marathons (not the longest of distances) and seem to hit the wall around the same point each time. I was keeping a nice pace and then within the last few kilometers I suddenly felt that I couldn't run anymore. My muscles weren't aching, I just felt like I ran out of steam.
Is this "the wall"?
Do you think this is down to fuelling up leading up to the race?
I'm still quite the newbie and have not made any changes to my diet since I started training. On the day of the race I have a large bowl of porridge and crack on with it.
I've heard people say to carb load leading up to the race, etc but haven't a clue about that kind of thing.
Does anyone have any advice in relation to this or can point me in the right direction to what I should be doing leading up to a race?