Sunday I'm running the Joe Kliernman 10k in Central Park. To date this is my most important test as a triathlete and more importantly as a diabetic athlete. The 10k will be my longest competitive run to date so my nutrition needs to be spot on.
Lauren's plan for me is to have 20 - 30 g of protein and 40 g of carbs pre race. I'll probably accomplish this by having eggs on toast. During the race I'm supposed to take in 40 - 45 g of carbs; real food will take too long to digest in a 10k so I'll be using Accel Gels. I'll pop the tab on my first Accel Gel about 10 minutes into the race (hopefully at mile mark 1.4 - 1.7) and then am supposed to follow that up every 15 minutes with another gel. I'll either have 2 or 3 gels during the race.
Coach Eggers has designated this as my pace race for marathon training. My goal time is somewhere between 48 - 54 minutes or between 8 and 9 minute miles. Should be fun!