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My plan is pretty simple. I will drink about 10 oz of water per mile, and take a Gu gel and a Succeed s-cap about every four miles. And I will eat a Clif bar whenever I am feeling hungry. I tested this approach a couple of weeks ago during a 19 miler and felt great at the end. So continuing another seven miles shouldn't be a problem.
The temperature could get up to 102F tomorrow, so I will get out as early as possible to try to beat the heat.
As for my ankle, this morning it is a little sore, but nothing serious. I am hoping with a day's rest today that it will be ready to go tomorrow.
My 50K training plan calls for one more 26 miler in two weeks, then I start tapering for my first fat ass (self supported) trail ultramarathon on July 24th. I am pretty confident that I will be able to go the distance.
Any advice from the marathon veterans out there?