I need to try some gels too.
So far, I have had jelly babies or tootie fruities in 2 half mara's I've done, but interestingly, only water in my pb. I've tried Gatorade on a couple of LSR's recently, literally a couple though (I've used one pack of 4 bottles in several months!).
SIS headoffice is based in the village where I live. I'm told that you can buy products over the counter at reception - I may just amble on down there and investigate......... Maybe they'll be cheaper than "tinternet"
People seem to be saying they are less sickly sweet which would probably suit me better.
I guess once you get over half mara distance you need stuff like this ????
i can get round my half with just water with no probs but like you say i think we will start needing stuff on the longer runs
you're not butting in, the more the merrier i say. this will be my first full marathon too and like you most of us are VLM rejects as well
once again WELCOME TOWNER
Welcome along to the VLM rejection club towner.
Can't promise much help here but we'll see what we can do. Now then, just jump up on to the couch and close your eyes.
Trust me I'm a doctor!
some good advice re gels and water. I don't usually carry anythihng with me but have only managed 10 miles on my own. During half marathons there are enough water facilities. I tried teh SIS gel and although struggled opening it and then got covered in the sticky stuff it was OK and helped (maybe all in the mind). NOt tried jelly babies but hey any excuse to eat sweets is fine by me. I have been thinking about a camel back as I am aware it will be difficult upping the miles.
First marathon so not sure on time but like Caz hoping to be around 5 hours
2.30hrsR-Dave - 2.50
3.30hrsBeavis - 3.45Gold Pig - 3.59RunningKate - 3.59
4.00hrsDeeDee24 - 4.15
4.30hrsAngela Gill2 - 4.31Bburn Plodder - 4.31
There you go, on the list.
sorry for tidying up the gaps.
Think I need to change my prediction to a 3.01. We're not running until May and the pressure is already getting to me.
No running this weekend for me. It's beer, bands and the blades (football - sorry) might be a week or so to recover but hope to do something by Tuesday evening to get me back on the straight n narrow.
Hope I don't get so drunk that I eat a Donner Kebab - aarrrrggghhhh
beer and bands sounds great but BLADES now thats just a step too far
P.S blades have never been football lol, if you want to see football come and see the spireites
mornin' hoping for a time of around 4hrs, but thats based purely on recent half mara' times. injured at the mo' but cant wait to get back out there ('cos ive got new shoes!!)
good to see some 'smaller' clubs supported on here- Bristol City for me!
R Dave.........best Avatar ive ever seen!
Mr Plodder is a Bristol City Fan! Since I dragged him "up north", he mostly has to make do with away matches.
No prizes for guessing who I support ........Blackburn Rovers - Come On You Blues!!.
I'm also having a beery night tonight (curry will be involved ), so long run tomorrow will probably go out the window.
Nice One Towner!
Ashton Gate's not tooooo bad, Drink Up Ye Cider!!!!
3.00hrsR-Dave - 3.01
4.00hrsTowner - 4.00DeeDee24 - 4.15
R-Dave...you need to get a grip. Whats wrong with a Kebab and who else supports the blades. Have they got over the Tevez thing yet.
Angie...good luck for tomorrow. I'm sure you will do well, but try more liquid and a gel and see how it goes.
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