Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I take electrolytes. I consume them by the handful. More precisely: 1 tablet every 15 minutes to begin. By hour 2: 1 tablet every 12 minutes. By hour 4: 2 tablets every 8 minutes.
Once I hit mile 20, things change. The cramps leave, strength is renewed, and it's like I just started running. But getting to mile 20 is like ... well, it's bad.
So, if I could make any suggestion to race rules: could there be an allowance for a pacer between miles 12 and 20? Yes, I need another at mile 70. But at least the last few runs/races, it's getting to mile 20 that's the hardest.