The better I feel. Our mileage has been steadily increasing for months now. Before doing this training program (even the last time I trained for a marathon) I found that 7 miles was my break point. That was when I needed water and gu and anything more than that just felt sooooo long. Now that I rarely run less than 9 miles at a time my body has been adjusting and I can easily go 10 miles without taking any GU. I still carry water or Gatorade with me just to be sure I don't dehydrate but I don't feel like I'm going to die without it.
Today I took a little bottle of Gatorade with me - the kid size ones. I have some extra from when I had to take drinks and treats to a basketball game for one of the kids. Anyway, it was the perfect amount of hydration as well as a nice little pick me up with the carbs and electrolytes. I'm hoping that with this training and my body adjusting to the miles by the marathon I can still feel great with fewer gu's and less water so I don't have to stop to use the porta potty. I guess training does pay off :)
Today: 10 milesTomorrow: spin and lift