I recently got excited about the idea of running a marathon on an elliptical machine after reading this post on livestrong.org:
Colonel Mastrianna, the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Manpower, Personnel, and Services deputy director, completed 37.5 miles in five hours on an elliptical machine. http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123215029
I would like to ask how should I prepare to run a 26.21 mile marathon on an elliptical machine. So far I have done up to 2/3 in 3 hours, not feeling any knee/ankle pain, which is the reason why I am doing this in the elliptical machine and not a road marathon.
What clothing should I wear or avoid?
What/when is best to eat beforehand?
What is best to drink during?