Wednesday, 8 October 2014

CAN YOU LISTEN TO THIRST ON RACE DAY?

The fall marathon season is finally upon us!  With a massive summer of training in the books, it would be a shame to put that hard work to waste with improper nutrition on race day.  One very important component of this, without a doubt, is fluid intake.  But just how much should you you consume?
General guidelines
The American College of Sports Medicine makes the following recommendation: 5-8 ounces of fluid every 15 minute for events lasting over 40 minutes.  This is a good, general, safe guideline (I guess).  If you don’t want to give your fluid intake any thought, this is a reasonable plan to follow, but I personally don’t like it.

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