Running on empty

Discussion in 'Triathlon' started by Mark Cooper, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. Mark Cooper

    Mark Cooper Guest

    Further to my puncture problems post, I also had a problem with running out of energy on my run
    section. I knew that the run was my weakest sector, but was disappointed at having absolutly
    *NOTHING* left in reserve by about 2/3 of the way around.

    I thought that my race prep was correct, but I guess not. I did:
    - Drink loads of energy and iso drink during the bike
    - Drink energy drink before the race
    - Eat a banana b4 the race!!

    I didn't:
    - Execise much the previous week
    - Exercise at all the previous day
    - Get any sleep the night before the race (excitement i think)
    - Eat or drink during the run section - i dropped my banana ;)

    I'm looking to improve my time for the next race, and apart from the obvious increase in training
    that will come any perparation or race strategies would be good to hear.

    Many thanks, Mark