That’s so your body can learn to run on tired legs. Anyone can run fast on fresh legs. Big deal. At then end of the race, everyone’s legs will be tired. But Nicky’s legs will know how to deal with it. And Nicky’s heart and mind and soul will too.
That’s great. More fuel for your body to use. You should not be running an hour without taking in some carbs. I am glad you had some. Nothing wrong with doing that.
What type of gels were you using? GU?
If so, try the Huma Gels. They might be easier on your digestion when you are running because they use both fructose and glucose, instead of only glucose like the GU brand.
Was the total about 6.6 miles?
Don’t worry, next week will be different. This was great stuff today! Very happy for you.
Did you eat well tonight? Consider a basal cut tonight.
I think you know better than that by now.