After the big stomach problems I experienced during the Sulphur Springs 100 miler http://www.ouser.org/ I wasn’t sure anymore about my nutrition plan for Badwater. During Massanutten 100 I had some problems for the first 10 hours and figured it most likely was due to the Ensure. However, as I didn’t have any Ensure during Sulphur I wasn’t sure what could have caused the problem and my Badwater nutrition plan was in jeopardy.
So I had to find a solution as soon as possible and decided to give it another try during my long training run last Saturday. I parked my car in one of the parking lots at Sunnybrook Park and set up my private aid station with a big cooler and the different kind of food I wanted to try. I ran back and forward to the “aid station” in 30 minutes intervals to refuel. All together I ran for about 4.5 hours. The temperature wasn’t quite like Badwater but - big surprise - I didn’t have any stomach issues at all. Whoo-ah! During the 5 hours I had Perpetuem, Carbo Pro, Nuun, mashed potatoes, milk in different flavours, V8 jus, hard boiled eggs but no yolk and fruit caps. No gels! Everything worked out great, and I keep my fingers crossed it will work for Badwater too.