I will stick to my 2 an hour and bottle of water (handed by my good wife). For me its hydration thats most important I think. Weather is looking a lot better, wind lower again and a bit of sun forecast.
It kind of makes sense, I reckon I burn around 17 calories a minute (upto 20 on harder runs) and a gel has 86 calories. Thats about 5mins worth of energy. So that would be 12 and hour, I think I would be very very sick
I've only ever used vas, but to be fair I don't tend to chaffe to badly, not such that it bothers me in the race at any rate.
Well just got back from the physio and have some nice bright blue tape on my achillies, very trendy! Going to have a light jog tomorrow to see how it feels and make final decision on whether to run or not, feels OK at the moment but it is unpredictable.
She was telling me that gels are pointless during a race as they have so little energy in them, well I normally take 4, don't think I will try it out for this time though!
ALways use vas but it only lasts so long and soon dissapears if it wet. The latest forecast is better, no rain and slightly less wind though still from the east. Saturday looks perfrect for it, can we move it a day earlier .