Posted: Yesterday at 13:46
carterusm: Yes, I know - all my fault! But I think you'll enjoy it. For eating, try slowing down on your long slow runs - then there should be enough blood supply remaining going to your gut for digestion. Other than that, it's just practice and finding out what works for you. Gels may be fine for 50K but most people seem to want solid food for the longer distances.
As for me, well, I tore my posterior tibial tendon in a stupid cycling accident end of September, so my plans for this year (Pilgrims 2-day, London Marathon, Comrades, possibly Ridgeway 85) are toast. After a six month enforced rest, I have so far worked back up to doing a hilly parkrun in just under 29 minutes! So, rather a long way to go to get back to ultras, and that's assuming the tendon (permanently damaged, I've been told) holds out.