Rightio all you recent half-marathon runners, I'm going to have to pick your brains while they're still feeling the pain. |
In a 10k I never need any water, since it's only a 45-50 min run and I'm not likely to dehydrate enough or run out of glycogen reserves.
However, what's the general form for longer distances? Given my current pace I'm looking at a shade under 2 hours to complete a half-marathon, so I'm guessing I'll defintely need to rehydrate a bit, but should the muscles hold enough glycogen for this distance? Will I need to take a gel, or some jelly beans for a boost when upping training to 10 miles plus, or should I be able to cope ok? I used to be able to do 10 miles no bother without, but have never gone to the 13 mark before.
I think it'll be time to look in my running tome at home soon too.