Thanks all for the pointers. I actually just stopped in at my local mountain bike shop whilst walking the dog and found these
It's exactly what (I think) I'm after. Hydration and electrolyte top up without sugars and carbs, which I'll get from the gels I'm taking. So this should just supplement the gels without sending me into a crazed sugar overload! Will give it a go tomorrow and let you know how it goes.
3hrs 30, and it's in the UK (Yorkshire). I have a 20 mile race this weekend, and was thinking of using it to test out new drink strategy. This weekends race has water stations every 4/5 miles, but it's cups!
I'm training for an autumn marathon and last couple of long runs I've been left on empty in the latter stages. Whilst I expect this I'm hoping to try and do all I can to make it more comfortable....if possible. My last long run left my covered in salt marks which leads me towards electrolyte top ups. I'm taking carb gels every 5 miles or so, and now have a new "bum bag" with dual bottles....so what to put in those bottles?? I'm pretty sure sports drink is a no no, too much carb/sugar. How about hydro tablets in water such as SIS Hydro Go? Thanks
Ouch! Your description of the pelvis pulling apart made me shudder! I'm inclined that it is related to pelvis as I have had a trauma to that area, albeit not on the same level as you I tore the groin muscle right up the top end, where it fuses onto the pelvis, almost completely off, a few years ago playing football. I think that effectively that event pulled my pelvis apart or out of line, and I've never quite recovered.
Thanks for the advice and I'll give the stretches a go.