I've never needed anything before but know I'll want to figure out a plan for the marathon over the long runs I'll be doing in the next few months. In the first half marathon I ran, I drank a little bit of Gatorade at two different stops. I chose the Gatorade simply because it was the first thing I saw. On the second half marathon, I grabbed water twice, but that was it. I usually don't drink much, but did get a water bottle belt last month. I've used it twice on days where it was really hot out and my runs were longer than 8 miles.
All the gels and other products kind of intimidate me for some reason so I've never bought anything and don't really even know what to try first. I'm thinking I might just be the type of person to carry some candy but would love to hear what works for everyone.
Yesterday's short run was wonderful! There was a very light mist in the air and it actually felt cool. I checked the thermometer when I got back and it said 74.5 degrees. That's definitely the coolest it's been on one of my runs for awhile...of course, I was only scheduled for 3 miles yesterday and stopped at 3.75.
Last night's dinner - not too exciting. Stir-fried veggies over bean thread/cellophane noodles, but tasted good. Missed lots of veggies while on vacation.