Nooo that's my fault I mis read it as Powerade drinks so it's powerbar drinks, never tried them... Are they easily available to buy?
I did 18 last weekend with no gels - just jellybabies and a Belvita biscuit, but may try 1/2 banana and see how I feel - I'd rather that than gels.
Hmmmm cups - not great with them but apparently if you squeeze the top together it helps to stop it going all over you!
It's my first Berlin marathon but I did go when I was about 4 and it was still East and West (showing my age here), so no real memories. We're going for a week so will enjoy the holiday afterwards as well!
Tried some soft Scottish fudge my parents recently brought back for the Commonwealth games and it seemed to give me a bit more energy .
It probably did help C P 31 - it's high sugar isn't it? Is it called Scottish tablet? I did try Kendal mint cake once but I think the mint is not so good for my digestion either! I used 3 jellybabies and one Belvita biscuit during the 18 miler and a bottle of Powerade orange which is what they're using in Berlin. Don't normally drink that much but felt ok with it, and I suspect the hydration aspect is more important than the fuel aspect? Not entirely sure though......
Quieter week for me mileage wise, then building up again for 2 weeks after that, feel excited but yes it's daunting!
Happy training everyone - we have rain and wind here - what's happened to summer?
Managed 18 miles on Saturday at average of 8.50 pace, felt ok, but decided to have a homemade chocolate milk shake before I went out. Never done this before but thought it may be a nutritious drink to have pre run. Disaster!!! Horrendous GI problems (no need for details), fortunately a field was nearby and then a toilet later on, but never again Googled it later and without doubt it was the milk!! I do seem to struggle with stomach problems and have to have a low fibre and highly processed diet the day before I run - white rice, no salads etc much to my dismay but generally it seems to help plus imodium. Now its no milk as well apart from almond milk on my porridge for breakfast.
Hope all is well and training is going well for all 5 weeks to go
Did 16.5 miles this morning and felt ok - long run next week is 18, with other runs/workouts during the week. Felt ok and tried the orange Powerade drink which is what they are using at Berlin. I'm hoping this means I don't need to carry my own water etc - I hate carrying stuff or belts/bags etc!
Am I correct is saying we receive some form of email 3 weeks before the event which we have to respond to? Vaguely remember reading something like that on the website......
Hope all is well with everyone and training going well hope the knee holds up Peter - 6 weeks to go Yikes!