Posted: 09/09/2014 at 21:44
Good to see the belt's working for you. They are great but so often they don't sit right or don't have a big enough pocket etc. Sounds like you hit the jackpot with this one though
Certainly sounds like you've got a good routine going there and good that you can now have a mix of drinks. One thought is you could try High 5 fizzy tabs. You can carry a few on you and just pop them in as and when you need them rather than have a pre-mixed drink. Just something different that may work for you. Fruit pastilles/jelly babies and such like are good for getting the calories in. If you've space in your bag you could try something savoury too, like mini cheddars/peanuts/crisps to get some salt back in. Another thing is that too much sweet stuff over the course of a marathon can give you an iffy stomach.
Nowt wrong with being a bit overstuffed. As long as it doesn't give you issues then go for it. It's very easy to bonk on long runs and it'll happen very swiftly and really the point you realise you've not had enough to eat/drink you're already on a sticky wicket.