yesterday (instead of the intended Brendan Brazieresque Direct Fuel Bites). I'd say they were semi-successful. The makeshift Gu flutes I'd fashioned out of foil didn't work too badly, though I didn't completely avoid finger goop.
As my sports drink, I did the "basic" sports drink Brazier recommends if you're short on time--two parts juice to one part water, with salt to taste. I wasn't so much short on time as feeling somewhat lazy. (Only somewhat--I did do my smoothie and the aforementioned Gu.) For my juice, I used organic grape juice, only because we happened to have some in the house.
I finished in just over 1:24. I was a bit disappointed, because I was hoping for closer to 1:22. However, it was, for me, a course PR as well as a distance PR, so I'm not despondent. :)
Fortunately, I didn't have any "pain" issues during the race. My IT band, which occasionally likes to flare up, completely behaved itself today. Energy wise, I didn't do badly, but I wish I'd had more "kick" in my legs at the very end. I can't help thinking I need to tweak my fuelling. Meanwhile, I've generated a training schedule to prepare me for another 15K, five weeks from today.