>Racing>Getting dehydrated *while* racing...
Roads were made for journeys...
Needs more cowbell!
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
Okay... I took water at every stop along the way and still ended up getting really dehydrated during my first 10K yesterday!
52° 21' North, 4° 52' East
Just drinking from the water stations, I never get much of those cups "in" me, so I like to carry some reserve. Especially when it is warm out.
What I always did when i was racing was make sure to hydrate real well before the race. So not necessarily the day before or such, but definitely the day of. Drink drink drink, up until 1/2 to 1 hour before the run starts.
OK, now I've tried that as well but end up having to pee at the start of the race. If it's a short one I am uncomfortable all race. Definitely a balancing act.
Someone (who is a trainer at my club) suggested to me this week to drink a lot of water until about 1 1/2 hours before the race. Drinking during the race does not help that much anymore, he said. Note: I don't know if this is true - or if so, if it's true for everyone! Maybe there are others who can say something about it...
You'll ruin your knees!
""...the truth that someday, you will go for your last run. But not today—today you got to run." - Matt Crownover (after Western States)