Posted: 27/02/2015 at 13:37
Interesting Carterusm, I am also tweeking my diet and hoping to PB at Manchester without taking on any fuel mid run.
I usually try to get as many carbs as possible during a marathon build up but this time I am reducing the carbs, having more fats-mainly dairy and trying to avoid sugars whenever possible. My spring marathon plans are Manchester hopefully PB, then London at a more relaxed pace, then White peak at who knows what pace.
I want to run all 3 without any gels etc, Training at the moment is going ok but feeling hard-80+ miles most weeks all again without any fuel or water, longest single run so far without fuel or water has been 22 miles. If its warm for the marathons I will have some water during the race but only the odd sip.
I am like you Carterusm trying to become better at fat burning and less reliant on carbs/sugars, but I am not that strong willed as I can not miss my morning pre run toast with loads of nut butter and a large coffee!