Performance and Hydration
February 02, 2018
As we enter into the peak of the training season, it is important to be in tune and understand your body and the fuel needed to operate at your optimal performance level. An interesting take on hydration and the basics that could save your life.
The New Rules of Hydration
AC Shilton Jan 17, 2017
There's a ton of misinformation about how much to hydrate and when, but the basics are actually pretty simple. Here's what you need to know.
Robert Sallis has seen it all. As a medical director for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, he’s spent 20 years watching athletes in every manner of distress get wheeled into the medical tent. He’s seen hyponatremia, or overhydration, a handful of times. He’s seen hundreds, maybe thousands, of dehydration cases. Sallis has even seen athletes show symptoms of both at the same time: they’ve dropped weight over the course of the race, signaling dehydration, but their blood sodium levels are dangerously low, a sign of hyponatremia.
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