I'm intrigued to know how other people deal with this distance, as it's a bit of a funny length. Do you fuel? If so, when and what with?
I tried a Sis isogel on my last run, just to see what happened really, and because I wanted to check it didn't disagree with me. My main problem with it was that it was revolting, partly because the flavour I grabbed on the way past the Sis rep at the GNR was not one I would have chosen (chocolate 🤢) and also because something of that texture should not be going in that direction, especially when I'm getting over a chesty cold. Bleurgh, horrid. I'm also not sure if it did much, but that may be because I didn't give it enough time to act (I ran on for another half an hour or so). I don't usually bother with fuel on long runs, except a half dose of Tailwind in my water because I usually run on an empty stomach and I get a bit hungry if I'm out too long. I ate a tube of Clif bloks recently, they were tasty but it turned out unwieldy for a race, especially on a warm day. However, I found I crashed pretty hard during the last HM—I'm sure mostly because it's still a very new distance to me and it was simple fatigue, but I do wonder if I should consider a gel or two to help get me through until I am stronger and tire less easily. For a psychological boost if nothing else! Magic 'run faster' gel 👍
So, how do you approach fuelling?