>General Running>anyone NOT hit the wall during marathon?
Cause I CAN
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MTA: I drank at least one cup if not two cups of water at EVERY water station and in between I drank at least 6 8oz bottles of water I was carrying (I had two that I refilled twice) plus drinks of Gatorade after every water station and one gel every 4 miles or so.
"The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling." - Lucretius
It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.
So how much weight, did you gain during this Marathon?
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
2008 Goals: 10k < 44, HM < 1:40, learn to use my Garmin
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great post (2 years later). but, thanks! i've been worrying about this as much as everything else. very informative. i've noted some training programs advocate not taking gels during long runs to get the body used to running low on glycogen. i did that during training for my 1st marathon (only taking gatorade later on in long runs). it didn't work for me during the race. and, there was also a 20 deg temp drop over the duration (race in late oct on cape cod), sleet. literally shivering by mile 19- didn't have the fuel left even to stay warm. so, last 10k a horrible slog (uphill to add insult); vowed i'd never do another. hope that doesn't happen this time (many years later, different course). i am practicing taking gels every 5 miles now for lr's 15 and over, and sports drink every other stop in practice events. also hoping to get in more than 20 mile training runs before the marathon (i really believed this was a problem for me last time). thanks again, tho, for your insights!