With amazing help from Stacey, along with Caroline, Dave and Rick, I have come up with a pacing and nutrition plan.
I have never gone to this much detail but then I have never run this far before.
General plan is to:
- drink 20 ounces of water / hour
- take 200 mg of electrolytes / hour (S caps, Clif bloks, etc.)
- take in 280-300 calories / hour
- 1/2 a banana at each aid station
- get some protein in for the later stages
I will start out fueling on a gel every 30 minutes and then move to every 20 minutes after the first 1.5 to 2 hours.
The REI guy really wondered why anyone would need so many gels!
I will be carrying my own little pharmacy to deal with pain and stomach issues..oh joy!
I also plan to make use of Trisha's trusty shuffle to have about 2 hours of tunes to keep me moving. This is something new for me in a race.
My goal time is 13 hours. Patience is needed to not start to fast!
The weather is looking great with only a high of 70 degrees.
We are driving up tonight to the Odell Lake campground and I am looking forward to just relaxing and reviewing the race plan tomorrow.
All that is left to do now is run :-)