The Spartan Beast was a huge achievement in many ways – it was the longest distance I have run and the longest period of time that I have had my fitness tested over.
How did I get through this?
I powered myself with protein bars, energy gels, energy bars, nuts, fruit, water, Lucozade Sport.
Yet when I got into 10 miles into the race I didn’t want anymore of those – I had enough of those sugar highs.
I craved a Sunday dinner – despite being vegetarian I craved chicken – with vegetables, potato, stuffing, Yorkshire Pudding and gravy. I didn’t eat any of those horrible, fake nutrition things for a week.
On the way home snacks would not do it – I wanted real food. I wasn’t going to get my Sunday dinner, but I went for the next best thing – I stopped at a service station and got a Veggie Burger Meal from Burger King. Then when I got home I had large margarita pizza.
I realise I crave stoge when I am running on empty.