Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Simple steps to beat Race Dehydration

This article was originally posted on Runner Dude’s blog, where you can check out more tips for runners from marathoners to beginners.

Here are a few things to keep in mind to make sure you’re well hydrated before, during, and after the marathon.

  1. Find out what sports drink will be provided during the race.
  2. Never use the featured sports drink in a marathon, if you did not use it in your training. Don’t Do It!
  3. Don’t over hydrate.
  4. Drink 16oz of water 2 hrs before race time.
  5. During the race, drink 6-12oz every 15-20 minutes.
  6. Rehydrate after the race.