Friday, May 16, 2014
Several have asked about fuelling during the marathon:
Let me first - I try to drink at least 8 8 ounce glasses of water a day ANYWAYS...but for the last 2 weeks before the marathon I added water to that so more like 10 or 11 x 8 ounces a day.....I know ugh!
Also I am not a vegetarian but I did not eat any red meat during the last week before the marathon.
On the morning of the marathon - oatmeal with raisins coffee and lots of water 3 x 8 ounces
This marathon had a lot of food offerings but I stuck with what I knew would not upset my stomach and could eat on the run.
I managed to lose a GU somewhere so I had one around mile 13.
I had a couple of b12 chewies along the way and little else other than lots of water and I had orange gatorade in my fuel belt...I drank a little at EVERY water stop and a little in between although I never actually stopped at any of the stops except for the one time and it was not a good idea ...I had to keep moving or my calves were going to cramp up and my left knee felt like there was a knife stuck in it when I stopped.
One stop had mandarin orange sections and I ate a couple of them and one had slices of banana and I had a couple of those.
Jelly beans - ate one and gave the rest back - it immediately go stuck in my teeth
mini cookies - nope too dry
pretzels - nope same reason
This was unusual for me I do not usually use GU or gatorade....I generally stick with water and Raisins or Dates
I will fess up that I do like peanut m&ms and the m&m pretzels are pretty tasty as well.
IF I do run another marathon though - I think I will carry gatorade again.
Anyone else got some good ideas to share?