Today I completed my very first 8k run, I'm happy,happy,happy! The photo shows a flat part of my route. There are some BIG hills too but if I'm running a loop then for every up hill there is a down hill -right? This is my 'treat yourself' route quite a drive away but who wouldn't want to run here? My home area is hills hills hills so this route is a bit of payback time .👍🏼
My first 10k is scheduled for 5th March, a week or so before my 60th birthday. It's a birthday treat to myself😳🙄 I'm pretty sure I can do the 10k distance now, slow and steady but building nicely.
My question is this: after about 7k this morning I really noticed my energy level dipped. I carried on but any further than 8k would have been really really snails pace if at all. I seem to recall someone mentioned jelly babies give an energy lift. Given I had eaten good carbs etc last night, then my porridge and half banana and plenty of water early morning I think I had prepped well for the run. Is it likely I need to be thinking of a mid race energy boost and if so, are jelly babies the way forward?