Whilst planning my recent Global Odyssey Gobi 100k expedition I was advised that it might be prudent to take along some ration packs to ensure that I had access to enough fuel before, after and potentially during the run.
Who doesn’t like mashed potato? Having posed the question I am sure someone will come back to me saying they hate it.
It is one of those wonderfully comforting winter warmers. My mash is, I am informed by my daughters, considered legendary amongst their friends. Apparently it is some of the best mash they have had.
There were demons to be slain at this year’s Hoka Highland Fling. I have been open and frank about my experience last year and the wake -up call that it gave me in terms of my preparations for Antarctica, especially in terms of managing hydration and food; knowing how much I need and what I can take and what my body will tolerate. A very different runner toed the start line this year: more experienced; leaner, fitter, stronger, apparently faster based upon my recent D33 time and with nutrition sorted (or so I thought).