21.5 hot, long, hilly miles today and I am very, very happy. Managed to get lost, back track, discover a G.A.R Cemetery and a park I've not been through before. Pretty cool and I am flush with victory. (OK, Mb gives me 22 but RunSaturday says 21.5)
Tried Accel Gel's today which have protein and caffeine in addition to carbs. I like the taste, they are more liquid than gels seem to be, and I could feel the caffeine hit pretty rapidly. 4 gels at 5, 10, 15, and 20. Also had a fuel water bladder in my pack with sports drink (added a bottle of Gatorade at about the 13-mark) and a "Bonk Buster Bar" (PB&J) which I did not like. I should take something solid at the half mark though if today's run is any indication of what is likely to happen to me during the marathon.