Today I was telling my students my "fueling plan" for the 50 miles on Saturday. I think the idea of well-stocked aid stations has convinced a few of them to try out ultras!! Gummy bears?? Pop?? Pringles?? "Mrs. Brudwick - this is not a day of strenuous running. This is a PAAAARTAAAAY!"
Regardless of what my students say I will be eating smart that day! I plan to start the day at 5 am with a big ole peanut butter sandwich and a granola bar. I am always very hungry in the morning - and things should settle by the 6 a.m. start. The rest of the day I plan to eat like a regularly scheduled day - 9 o'clock snack, 11:30 lunch, midafternoon snack, and then I HOPE TO GOD that I am done by suppertime!! I also plan to eat my sport beans and Honey Stinger Waffles and drink plenty of water. This should keep me going. I know that at my last ultra I was very excited about the food at the aid stations, but when I got there I felt like I was stuffing myself just because I could. This time I will listen to my body. It will be important for me to stay on top of my nutritional needs. I really don't want to bonk!
Ok- so I LOVE food. Just think of all the good stuff I will get to eat AFTER I finish!!! Cookies, Frosty, peanut butter M & Ms, hamburger, potatoes, chicken sandwich, french fries, I am still eating!!!!