We've talked about how important it is to hydrate during athletic (and especially marathon) trianing before, but today, we're giving you the basics!
Learn all you need to know about sweat, sweat rate and dehydration here, and then come back for these quick tips to help keep you hydrated before and during a tough workout.
- Even a 2 percent loss of hydration can have debilitating effects on performance levels.
- Timing is critical. Hydrate in the days prior to a race, as well as the morning of the event.
- If you are a “salty sweater,” you need to ingest either salt pills or an electrolyte-enhanced fluid for runs over an hour and runs on hot days.
- For long runs, the ideal amount of fluid you should drink is between 20-25 ounces of water.
Keep these in your back pocket so, when race day comes, you're prepared and ready to go!