Posted: 31/08/2014 at 21:34
Sorry for the delay getting back to everyone:
@millsy : I always take my gels on a run to make sure I get it right. This was advised during the Asics training for the longer runs - getting the strategy right. I have my 20 mile run on Sunday and will look to get it sorted again. I’m trying to get faste so am running my 18 miler faster than what I ran Paris. Due to injury, Paris was a run/walk affair. I’m running Chester.
@Mr Puffy : Sports drink makes me feel sick. So I just take water in my backpack - however on longer runs it starts getting warmer and horrible. Not quite sure how to keep it cool. I don’t like carrying a bottle as it makes my shoulders hurt. Good luck if you do run Chester.
@tricialitt : I did eat 1.5 SiS bars during my training run. I’l look at these shot bloks - but need to get them in asap before Saturday. Clif bars? Hmmm - do you get them in Tesco? Not sure I want to mess with things now.
One thing for sure is that the SiS Gels do make me feel sick in large amounts - and they are not the caffene versions. Thanks everyone.