Everything posted by seniorvet
I see. Hmm. That's a pretty good fueling strategy. Mostly I rely on my own gels (I take about 6 if I'm running a FM and 3 for HM) throughout just in case the gels provided at the race cause problems and don't taste good. For my very first marathon, relying purely on the gel stations for fuel were a mistake... Since the. I've always liked to be more prepared... If I am relying on the gel stations though, I usually just take 1 to 2 gels to last for that actual race. Some runners are so cheapo... Taking so many gels as spares just to save money or something...Unfortunately being cheapo is a common trait - free therefore must take. What's worse is that I often see the gels having been discarded later on.
I wonder if the price of bananas has gone up a lot. I didn't see any at the ECP nor at the Padang. I bought a bunch yesterday and the price don't seem particularly higher even though I can't remember how much it was the last time I bought them. In order to be at the starting line at 5.00am most of us would have to leave our homes between 3.00am and 3.30am. That means a (light) breakfast around 2.30am. Those who complete the marathon in 4 or 5 hours would probably feel hunger pangs towards the end of their run. Quite OK except that there's no food at the the Padang! Imagine how those completing the marathon in 7 or 8 hours felt - not a good experience. In the runners' guide the organiser claimed that 'don't worry' we won't run out of water'. When I reached the 33km water point they were rationing only one cup to each runner because they were stocking out. I don't know if they eventually ran out of water there.
Especially trading-in of 210 with disintegrated wristband! Even though the wristbands of the 220 and 620 are replaceable, I'm put off Garmin for selling something like the quality of the 210.