Exercise type: fast walking (3.5mph plus) on rough and varied ground for 15+miles carrying a light day pack
Duration: 8 hours (including lunch and coffee breaks)
For fun I've started to run gently on some of the downhills and other bits but not more than 1-2 miles in total
So - currently I've been drinking plain water, eating Nakd bars/Trek bars/Clif bars (maybe two bars in total, not two of each!) and have gels as a backup (although not needed often).
Lunch is soup/bagel and tofu sausage at lunch
*should I be using a rehydration drink during the walks (I am a sweaty beast at the best of times)?
*If yes can I usefully stick with the low cal ones (I am actively trying to lose weight)
*post-exercise this time after 16.5 miles I used a proper protein recovery drink (normally I just have a 500ml carton of choc soya milk) and feel it did me some good in terms of how I felt afterwards. Any thoughts - soy milk good enough, should I add anything to it? Commercial recovery drinks any better?
Thanking you very kindly
PS the frequent long walks are in training for walking the coast to coast next year
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