Rocket fuel: caffeine

I’ve done it, I’ve managed to refrain from consuming caffeine (except for in some chocolate I’ve eaten) for just over two weeks before the marathon.

No coffee or coke, so none of my regular two or more coffees a day since mid April.

Now I’ve got my rocket fuel ready for race day: pro plus (1 or 2 taken before), caffeine sis gels (5 for during – 1 spare, I’ll maybe only take 4) and some chocolate covered coffee beans to boot if I fancy them.

Studies have shown that caffeine can help performance, and it works best in people who take it regularly, then have a drought of it for around 2 weeks. 🙂

I’m looking forward to seeing what the outcome will be. (Although I might reconsider taking the pro plus Incase I get jittery!)

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2 Responses to Rocket fuel: caffeine

  1. DanC says:

    How did the caffeine work out for you on your marathon? I’ve never tried the caffeine fasting method. Great time by the way.

    • lornpearson says:

      Thanks Dan. It was great yep. I think it really worked. I felt great until mile 20 when I decided I’d really push it. I can’t decide if it was the chemical effect of the caffeine, or in my mind, but either way it seemed to make running the marathon ‘EASY’ (and helped result in in a negative split of over 5 mins) !

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