I am trying to figure out whether I want to wear my fuel belt during the marathon. This training cycle is the first time I have used a fuel belt - before, I would just put bottles in the ditch along my routes. Now, I have been using the belt for every run longer than 13 miles. I have been taking in some sort of fuel (either shot blok, beans, gatorade, what have you) every 3 miles after the first 6.
Originally, I didn't think I would use it. The marathon course map shows aid stations every 1.5 miles or so. But when I ran the half-marathon a couple of weeks ago, taking fuel in at aid stations that were not along my every 3 miles habit kind of messed with me.
I don't really want to wear it, but I think if I had it, I would stick to my fueling strategy a little better. Also, the capris I am planning on wearing don't have any pockets, so I'm not sure how to carry all my little treats if I don't have the belt.
Any thoughts? Hate it, love it, pain in the ass but worth it? I would love to hear what works for everyone else. Thanks!