Program : 18km
This run took in Diamond Fields Road & included Buckman's Lane to make 9km from the car & then return the same way.
New experiment for digestive problems : have brekkie of 2 slices of toast & then nothing until running for about 1 to 1.5 hours. At that stage 1 GU & repeat every 15-20 minutes. I'd been thinking of this but before I could try it out, the very same thought was suggested by Ewen last night!
I think it's the way to go for me : not taking any additional calories etc until I feel the need for a 'pick me up'. It went well this morning (even though the gels still unsettle my tummy!); so well that, in spite of the many hills & the horrible wind, I managed a 1 minute negative split...and I haven't seen one of those in quite a while!
Results : 9k out in 1 hour 17 minutes. AHR = 70%; MHR = 81%.
9k back in 1 hour 16 minutes. AHR = 74%; MHR = 84%
On Sunday's long run I'll be trying the 'Roctane GU' which came in today's mail & hope to have better digestive results with that than I'm having with the ordinary GU!
Distance today = 18km.