Do or Do Not...There is No Try
- Feb 23, 2005
The good thing you are finding out what works/doesn't work before the actual race. I would try alternating water with Gatorade until you get the right ratio that sits better with you. You might be ingesting too much sugar with the beans and the Gatorade.I typically run first thing in the morning. I do a GU gel with caffeine about 15 minutes prior to the run, followed by about 4 ounces of coconut water. Following that, I do about 5 Sport Beans every 6 miles and a half bottle of Gatorade around Mile 10. Even typing this out, it seems haphazard and insufficient...
I also did 18 this weekend and started to experiment with fuel. Being in Miami, I also do my long runs in the morning, before it gets too hot. I start with toast and peanut butter with water (about 30-40 minutes before starting to run). I then did a GU (with Caffeine) at the end of every 4 miles. I washed it all down with water only. I then sipped on Gatorade on the drive home.
I'm sure there are many other fueling strategies and we have a few more weeks to fine tune!