I did the Sandstone Trail Ultra the year before last, and in my naivety I forewent the "don't try anything new on race day" and had to change my gels (couldn't find any of my normal ones for sale close to race day).
10 miles in ... first gel down ... 10.1miles in ... oh lordy !!!
I will be forever thankful of two things that day ... firstly the Sandstone Trail has a number of thick wooded sections ... and secondly the trail is very well marked and my printed map was no longer required !
starting to panic a little now as its now 'next up'
... think have got the swim sorted, got two full distance OW under the belt so far and planning a few more before D-Day
... bicycling, broke my century cherry couple of weeks ago (should get me in well under cut off including a 20 minute tech support call from work !!!) and aiming for another next weekend
... running, due to a serious case of mis-timing did Giants Head Marathon on Saturday so had a few long runs in prior to that, but currently have the quad DOMS from hell thanks to the hills but they should go in a day or so.
So, looking at all that I should be quietly confident of being able to finish, however, reality is that the bricking it and doubt has already begun !