I'm training for charity run next September, running approximately 6 marathons in 6 days. I have never run a marathon before.
My long runs are now up to 18 miles, but am now concious I should be paying more attention to what I eat and when, but I have no idea. The last long run (18 miles) I did was late evening and I hadn't eaten anything since mid-morning. When I got in I ate pizza and chips. I'm no expert, but guess this isn't the diet of Haile Gebrselassie. Am I doing myself any harm?
I get in from work at about 6.30pm and usually go for a run at about 7.30pm.
So, back to the topic question, what should I be eating and when?
Strangely, although I had previously run on and off for years, I never started to consider myseld as a runner until I started "looking the part". Most notably, a pair of running tights, for me, that was the step change, I now "looked" like a runner