I really struggle to fuel for long races, marathons in particular. I struggle to drink enough before and during a run and I have a hard time digesting fancy race gus and chomps. What works for me is something simple: Gummi Bears. I take a ziplock with me on my runs and fuel with a couple every couple of miles.
The last time I ran a marathon, the aftermath was not pretty. It was one of the sickest I've ever felt in my life. But...you live and you learn. And I've found I need to get sugars back into my system as soon as possible. My post-race food, especially when I don't feel well enough to eat anything is popsicles.
Tonight, I took a quick road trip to Wegman's and picked up the last of my pre-race supplies:
Tomorrow, my family comes to town and I get to pick up my packet at the expo!