Speaking of Powerade.... on my 27 mile run on Saturday I had some hydration issues. I was running through a "natural" area, so only came across water for the first time at 11 miles at a kayak rental place. When I returned there after my turn around (out and back route), for some reason I bought a bottle of Gatoraide. I never drink sports drinks - always yes and water. This stuff made a big difference. I sipped it every mile and still had my gels / solid food. I think I'll try it in the Atlanta marathon next weekend
TD - that's interesting, but contradictory to what McMillan and others I have read. They advise that during the taper you should reduce volume as you have described, but not intensity at all. Same hard effort, but shorter distances. And then the last week fewer days running.
Advice needed please. I was listening to the Comrades podcast by their official coach - he says your last hard marathon should be no later than the first week of March. So, do I run London as a training run, or run it hard as I had planned to do? Is the time from London to Comrades enough recovery?