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WanderingEng  ·  218 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Madison Marathon: my first full marathon

I was mostly satisfied with the blocks in training runs, but in the race environment they didn't work even if nutritionally they were a success. What foods do you use on long runs? Any suggestions for things beyond gels?

I did hill intervals once a week, and I've been doing them regularly for over a year. I warm up and then run up and walk down as many times as I can before either my form suffers or my run up is just a jog. Then I do a cool down jog. I love/hate them.