Staying Hydrated

Living in the northeast and 6 miles from the ocean, it would be a great training place during the summer. Not really, we are in our 3rd heat wave of over 90 degrees. As an athlete the toughest part is to stay hydrated. I have been working on my hydration throughout the day and especially during my workouts. When I stay on top of it, I have more energy. During my runs, I drink 1 Fuel Belt bottle every 30 minutes. During the bike, 2 ounces per mile or 1 water bottle 45- 60 minutes. Also, water when not exercising but Powerade water down a little .  It is working.  If you are not hydrated, your performance decreases by 10%. Tonight I will put it to test doing Yankee Homecoming 10 mile race. But the forecast looks great dry in 70s which is unusual.

Published by Pam Houck

Work in the health industry as personal trainer, running and multi-sport coach. As an athlete with celiac disease and asthma, I don't let it limit me to compete in road races and triathlons.

One thought on “Staying Hydrated

  1. Couldn’t agree more that hydration is such a key. I’ve struggled with this at times and find the difference between a 70 degree day and 90 degree day huge for staying hydrated. I really like Nuun and Elixir instead of gatorade/powerade as they tend to not agree with my stomach during a workout.

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