>Racing>"MadCity Marathon Race Report" or "How not to run at 90 degrees F"
Needs more cowbell!
• 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
Boy, am I glad I read your post. I ran last week on a horribly hot day & was very nauseated. I drank & I drank & I drank, feeling sure it must have been dehydration. I even stopped in a friend's yard to fill up my bottle w/ the garden hose. It never occurred to my overheated brain that I could have been drinking too much?!!!
Abs of Flabs
You'll ruin your knees!
Oh, that is great information!
Now I'm curious as to how it would be to make my own electrolyte drink mix. I would think I could use sugar-free Kool-Aid or even just a really low-sugar version (maybe something like half sugar, half Splenda). Perhaps running potassium tablets and other minerals through the blender or crushing them with a mortar/pestle. That would probably be cheaper than Gatorade, too....
""...the truth that someday, you will go for your last run. But not today—today you got to run." - Matt Crownover (after Western States)
I was also at the Mad City Marathon.... Hopefully for Grandma's it'll cool down a little.
There are lots of great products out there than can provide what you're looking for. Hammer Nutrition (NFI) makes capsules called Endurolytes, which have been quite effective for me