My last long run before the RCM.
8:05 AM, 16.08 miles, 2 hr 02 min 47 secs, pace: 7:38 min/miles
By the numbers, 7:34, 7:42, 7:41, 7:32, 7:31, 7:37, 8:00, 7:34, 7:34, 7:37, 7:36, 7:43, 7:55, 7:43, 7:31, 7:24, .08=7:05 pace
Nice run with the exception of being tackled by a large boxer within the 2nd mile. I scrambled back up, accepted the owner's apology and resumed my run. I used this run to test the nutrition I would utilize during the race. I have been running without any race nutrition, so I needed to practice feeding during a race. I also need to know if the gel will agree with my stomach. I used GU-Gel Lime Sublime last year. It worked ok, but a little thick to get down. My friend Matt " Iron Man" Hames suggested I try Power Bar Energy Gels. I try the vanilla favor and found it very palatable and not as thick as the Gu-Gels. I consumed one at mile 6 and mile 12.
So my race nutrition this year will be Power Bar Gels.
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