Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Rocket City Marathon Training - Final Week

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.

1 comment:

Dana said...

I'm VERY curious why it is you don't fuel during your long runs??? Interesting concept to me. I have heard if you train your body in that way then use some kind of fuel when you race it gives you incredible energy??? I would think it would take a good bit of time to build up to that level of fitness?? Sounds like you are going to have a FANTASTIC race time base on your solid training. Hopefully I'll see you at the start, because you'll be long gone before I make it to the finish! :D