Hi Tom, I've tried various gels in the past, and tried Torq caffeine gels for my most recent marathon this year, and it's my personal favourite to date! Like CDUB72, I try not to use any gels during training runs, other than to test out new gels including any new flavours
Tim, that's an awesome pace and splits! Truly impressed! I went out with 'normal' shoes this morning and couldn't even walk without slip sliding away! Went straight back in, got my yaktrax on for the first time this year! A most enjoyable run in the end as I was taking my time running rather gingerly!
Angela, sorry to hear about your Raynaud's. Sarah via twitter @intrepidSarah blogged about how she deals with Raynaud's and running which may help:
Wow, that's an amazing write up Tim! Love the details, I can feel your excitement! If this is a reflection of what's to come, I can't wait to read about your training, it will be so educational and entertaining!