Thursday, April 28, 2005
The Heat is ON
The day as well as the night's Temperature is soaring, please ensure that you are well hydrated........
Strategies to replace fluids over the day
1)Make sure that you drink at each meal.
2)Don't overlook water as a great choice.
3)Take extra care in hot, humid weather, you will need to increase your drinking opportunities.
Keep a supply of fluids on hand during the day. Carry your own water bottle so you can get a drink wherever you are.
4)Rehydrate quickly after a session. Remember that you will continue to lose fluid during recovery through urine and continued sweating. You need to drink 1.5 times the amount lost over the next 1-2 hours to achieve good hydration (E.g. If you are 1 kg lighter after a session, you will need to drink 1500ml to rehydrate).
5)Get a feel for sweat losses during your activity, and how well you replace these. If you weigh yourself before and after a session, you are measuring fluid losses only.
How do you know if you are drinking enough? This urine color test can guide you.
Posted by Run HappyFeet at 6:18 AM