Glucose Tablets

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07/02/2013 at 14:04

Mountaingoat - The best advice I can give is listen to your body.  If its a training run I only eat if I have too.  That way you are training your body to use fuel more effciently.  I read all the books while training for my first marathon and most of it is too generic.  As I said before, 10 miles is my comfort limit without more fuel but I can run 15 before it really starts to impact on performance.  When I think back back to my first marathon i'm almost embaressed to say I had a bum bag with gels and flapjack in.  You live and learn. I ran a 100k race last year and I met a guy after who had run the whole 62 miles on a bag of crisps and a banana! to me that is insane but it worked for him.   

07/02/2013 at 14:18
Swerve wrote (see)
Darrell's right - you'll get your lungs and nasal passages coated in sickly-sweet powder. Not worth the bother, not designed for the activity.

I have no trouble with the glucose tablets.  I just follow Cougie's procedure for taking them, maybe one a mile for the last few miles of long runs.

08/02/2013 at 00:45

thanks for the advice Loxley Crawshaw, much appreciated. It amazes me that the human body can adapt to running such long distances- I bet that when you did your first marathon you never invisaged running 62 miles!  I have been reading all the books etc, but I'll just see what works best. Not going to eat them glucose things again in a hurry thats for sure- packet of cheese and onion will do!

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