I'll be running the Monster Dash in Chicago in October, and I am very excited! I started running last May and have run several 5ks since then, but this is by far my longest distance. (So far, my longest training run has been 5 miles.)
I'd love any advice you can offer. I'm particularly interested in the whole mid-run nutrition thing. I have a hard-enough time drinking water while I run; I'm quite intimidated by the idea of trying to actually eat something.
Also, I haven't picked a training program yet, but I'm considering Hal Higdon's, Jeff Galloway's, and one from Shape Magazine that looks reasonable: www.shape.com/fitness/training-plans/your-
If anyone has any feedback on programs, that would be awesome.