Not sure if it's helpful, but I use physio tape. I bought some when the physio showed me how to strap my foot. But I have load left, there is no way that sweat would make this stuff peel off, in fact getting it off again is the worst bit. I have to take it off in the shower and have even left it on for a few days when I wasn't brave enough. When taping joints the physio uses some other tape underneath to "protect the skin" which shows how sticky it is.
*disclaimer - I'm just saying what I use, please don't blame me if you rip you nipples off trying to get this stuff off. I bought mine from physiosupplies.com or some similarly named website.
xe, RtG and Mennania - Thanks for your advice/sympathy.
xe - I was wondering whether I drank too much but it was only 500ml. But saying that it probably is the most I've ever taken on in a run. I've only done one marathon before and that one only supplied water. I carried a few gels but don't really enjoy carrying them. I've done quite a few halfs but the energy requirement is so different and I've taken a few sips then chucked the rest away.
Also I wasn't best prepared - I'm finding the time requirements of marathon training very tough. Combined with a 2 1/2 year old son, a not hugely supportive (of my running) wife and a 141mile daily commute. I had to run when my son was having his afternoon nap, so didn't eat lunch because it would have been too close to running and I probably hadn't had enough water the day before as I'd been working overtime. Oh and I probably only get around 7 hours sleep/night and I 'm one of those who needs a quite a bit. (violins anybody?)
I got the flu like feeling like you describe. Felt cold and just oh so tired.
I've just done what should have been my 2nd 20 miler. I'm following P&D up to 55m.
I ran a conservative 8min/mile average (my 1/2 mara best is 1.28). I didn't feel great during the run and cut it short to 18 1/4m, when I got home I threw up a few times and had to go to bed for a couple of hours. I felt absolutely terrible.
I also threw up after my first 20 miler but felt fine after that - no need to got to bed etc.
What am I doing wrong? I stopped at a shop and bought a bottle of lucozade, but I've not had problems with this on half marathons. I drank it over a number of miles not all in one go. I didn't feel the energy drink sloshing around in my stomach or anything. For my first 20 miler I had some poweraid - I blamed this the first time as I've not used it before.
I'm beginning to question the whole business of Marathon running. Is it really for me? But this leads me to question what race/nutrition strategy I should follow at the event. I was aiming to race 7:15 min/miles. Should I slow this down and just have a few sips of energy drink at each station - and risk bonking?
And to top it all off my wife isn't speaking to me now as I was supposed to be looking after my son while she did some work. Not a good day at the office.