Message Category: New!: First-Timers/Wannabes Topic: Staying fueled and hydrated at 10 min/mile pace
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What have you done in your training runs? Crystal 1/13/09 1:45:45 PM ET
I ran my first marathon last year and like you I had the same concerns? What have you been eating and drinking during your training runs? The good thing about training runs is that they can also be used as a trial and error for what and what not to eat and drink.
I took my hydration belt with me during the marathon (which i have never done in a race) and it was a huge asset. Most of the water stops were very congested during the first half so I was able to sip and keep running. Also, when I felt like I was running out of fuel, I was able to eat my own stash of gu and take a drink (at which that time there was not a water stop around). So, if you can, take your own supply of foods and drinks that you use on your training runs and you can use them in an emergency need if there is none around.