After this week our training plan for the Wine and Dine half starts ramping up the mileage on the long runs pretty quickly. 10k is the furthest we have run so far and whilst I didn’t need any extra fuel during that run I was pretty parched afterwards and consumed (rather quickly) a lot of chocolate milk/jelly beans! So i’ve been thinking the past few days about the best way to ‘fuel’ during the long training runs and the half marathon and reading a lot of reviews and opinions from different people in the process.
I have read a lot about gels, but these really don’t appeal to me as I think they will a) upset my stomach and b) go EVERYWHERE (I won’t be able to stand it if I end up getting all sticky whilst i’ve still got miles of running left to do!) Initially I wanted to just take a Mars Bar with me to eat half way through whilst taking a little walking break, but the realisation that Florida is WARM soon put an end to that when I realised it would end up just being a sticky mess!
So today Gideon picked up some of these…..
Yup! Clif Bars! We have some chocolate chip ones, some blueberry ones and some white chocolate and macadamia nut ones. A bar fits nicely in my flip-belt and in theory we should be able to nibble on them throughout the run during some of the walk breaks!
Once we start hitting those big miles i’ll let you know how the testing goes! But if you have any suggestions of other things to try please let us know in the comments below, we are always up for hearing fellow runners advice!