To be fair I normally have done much better than anticipated, but have only been running 3 years so this year may be a bit different. smashed all my previous goals.
And you people are right that it may make more sense to skip a race to do better in another. (But I'm still going to do it ). I dont fancy my chances of a sub 3 in London anyway, but will still give it a go. Thanks for the advice though as it is appreciated and taken on board.
I cant see the point of using a complex carb unless you intend taking 12 hours to run a marathon! I thought the whole point was to get a high GI value and get an insulin spike.
You want an insulin spike? Won't that just remove the glucose from your blood stream?
Yes - you need Insulin as it causes cells in liver and muscles to absorb glucose from the blood. Dont want glucose in the blood - you want it in the muscles...... Blood is just the transport system to get it there. More insulin and the quicker it gets there.
I'm not too bothered about sugar, insulin, GI or any of that stuff...just want something that's going to get me through the marathon. I'll worry about a slump afterwards.
The ideal carb/protein ratio is 3:1 isn't it? which is what you get in chocolate milk. I have nesquik quite often after a long run, but have treated myself to one of those For Goodness shakes for this weekend. Probably a bowl of cereal and milk would do it too. I think the real important thing though is get something into you asap after the workout when depleted of glycogen to feed those poor muscles. Or something.
Sorry yes it is - I bought the for goodness shakes as well - some come in 2:1 (for weights etc) and some in 3:1 (use after running etc). They were on offer in Tescos at £1 each instead of £2.50