How many miles did you run today? - Page 593
Used the Alpha pak from UltrAspire today. Holds 2L of fluid and really nice storage compartments for a light pak. With the cooler weather, I didn't need that much water, but nice to have. Good pak for longer training runs so no need to stop or plan for water. With most races, I hand carry water w/ Sustained Energy (Camelbak handheld) w/ small waist pak of gel, etc.
What plans do all of you have for fluid and nutrition with your upcoming races?
It's nothing close to what you would need for an ultra, so for any longer races you'll probably need a stricter fuel regimen.
I have a belt which holds a 16 oz bottle and has a pouch which I use for gels. For NYC, I'm planning to carry water and enough gels to fuel every 45 minutes as recommended. The water is essentially a failsafe so that if I really want water between stations, a particular station is jammed up, or I want to wash down a gel, I'm covered. Open to other suggestions, though.
Tomorrow is my last weekend long run. After that 20, 12 the next Sunday, then 8, then RACE!
For 13.1 or below I just do water or whatever the course has. When training longer distances I usually run multiple loops and use a handheld in between. My loops are usually 4 or 5 miles. I then just stop and refill with water bottles I sit near my car and take a Gu or something if need be. Marathons are such a pain when carrying gels and with handhelds I hate waiting for fluids at a stop. Lemon-lime gu and gatorade is a terrible taste even at that point in a run when anything should taste good.