I graduated just before Christmas and have now been lucky enough (aherm) to get a place in my hometown's first ever half marathon (only 2000 places, which seems huge but I gather is comparatively small?). As it's the first one, the council have set a 2.5 hour time limit so I need to complete in that time or risk being the last, lonely runner coming in in the dark...(even though it starts at 8.30am, that's how it looks in my anxiety dreams). I'm on week 4 of the bupa intermediate training plan and it's going well, with my pace so far showing I should just about make the time limit. But I'm struggling with the amount of info out there about fuelling - when, what, how much and when to eat/drink it?? What has worked for anyone else who's done this and how did you find out what worked? I feel like I don't have a lot of experimenting time as the 12week programme leads right up to race day and I don't run further than 10k until week 6.
Any advice or pointers to some easy to understand beginner level advice gratefully received...