>Running 101>This feels like a silly question - about drinking during a race.
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Blaine Moore (MM#2867)
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What a wonderful post. Thank you. That answers so many questions.
So far, I haven't felt like I needed to drink during, but I'm so thirsty after. I think that is the effect of the dry climate.
Greg in ND
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The Year of the Monkey
There's an excellent way to guage how much you are dehydrating yourself during a run - a pint of water weighs about 1 lb. Weigh yourself before the run, then weigh yourself immediately after. The number of pounds less that you weigh shows how many more pints more you should be drinking.
it is virtually impossible to drink enough while exercising to rehydrate yourself. Therefore, you should do as much as possible to make sure you are hydrated in advance. Hydration is not only the key to proper body functioning, but it STRONGLY influences the ability of your body to maintain temperature (in both hot and cold conditions), so this time of year, you are better off paying more attention to it rather than less.
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.