Race race (Grim Reaper 40 mile) 5:21:24  40.73 mi (7:53 / mi) +614m 7:32 / mi
shoes: Hoka Carbon X
Lap 1: 1.13.25
Lap 2: 1.15.04
Lap 3: 1.23.02
Lap 4: 1.29.36
I tried Mountain Fuel gels which contain 30mg Caffeine: they are advertised as not been a gel, but a jelly. Load of bollocks, taste like gels to me. They were ok at first, but were sickly later on. I also used the MF carb and electrolyte sachets in the handheld. Again I thought they were a bit overpowering. Will try tailwind again as I remember they weren't that overpowering. Had 3 gels/hour plus 1 sachet every lap.
The hand held bottle worked well- was great not to wear a running pack, La Sportiva shorts were really comfortable and had ample storage.
Probably went out a bit quick and paid for it later on. Hammy and glute were fine, but back was sore during the race: think it was running on the rough grass tracks which were rutted and jolted me around.
The Hoka X were great, especially on the tarmac, extremely comfortable and felt fast. I got a bad blood blister on my 1st toe on RT foot. Will try the injinji socks, they are meant to avoid this problem.
It was a good training run, especially after a heavy week, in the week Mon-Sun I've done over 96 miles! will have a few easy days now and get the back better.