Today I ran at lunchtime rather than running home. It was a lot colder today and a low fog descended on Glasgow. I ran with a jacket one and gloves and I’m glad I did as I only just about warmed up.
Thanks to those who left some comments on my post about getting help with Nutrition.
I thought I’d comment on a couple of them …
From Andy Kerr…
Did you experiment much with Hammer’s Perpetuam liquid nutrition? I’m using it on the bike but tend to be bored of it by the time I hit the run of an ironman and take some gels amongst other things. A bit different from your racing, but keen to hear. Andy
I have used Hammer’s Perpetuam with some success but I would say that I, too, got bored with drinking it and don’t feel it’s the answer for me on a 20hr race. I’ve also decided this year to stay away from ‘manufactured’ drinks & food and will be making my own.
William Sichel ….
Fascinating debate John. My main concern is that 250kcals every hour, for 20 hours is a lot, when you are running for performance and not just jogging along. This 250kcal figure came from treadmill research lasting a couple of hours. The theory has then been extrapolated upwards to cover ultras – always a dangerous thing to do. Look at it this way – most of us could go down the pub and drink a pint an hour, for say 3 hours. But a pint an hour for 20 hours??? Point made.
I was intrigued by this one, particularly coming from William, who I know is meticulous in his preparation. Should I be aiming to eat less than 250kcal per hour? Not being a drinker I wouldn’t know whether drinking 20pints in 20hrs is possible but I get the point!
One of the things I want to work on this year is variety of food. I won’t be eating the same 250kcal every hour. I’ll be aiming to have a variety of food which hopefully will help me.