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Category: Nutrition & Hydration

  Most runners are aware of the importance of hydration during workouts. However most are unaware of the exact specifications of how proper hydration affects processes in the body as well as performance during races/workouts. An increased sweat rate will pull water, sodium, potassium and calcium from the cells, tissue and bloodstream resulting in dehydration. […]

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Thermolyte METASALT is an advanced formula to minimize muscle cramps and heat fatigue caused by excessive sweating. METASALT is loaded with electrolytes!  Sometimes a sports drink is sufficient, but when you are endurance training or racing in warm weather for more than an hour there is no drink that can replace what you lose when you sweat. The […]

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Nuun Electrolyte Enhanced Drink Tabs are an awesome way to stay hydrated. Nuun drink tabs are packed with electrolytes and contain no sugars or carbs.  Nuun drink tabs are available in a variety of flavors, I think some of the best are Strawberry Lemonade, Fruit Punch, and Grape. My favorite thing about Nuun drink tabs is how […]

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GU Energy Gel is specifically formulated to provide you fuel during exercise.  When you energize with GU you keep your muscles going strong.  Thanks to its form and ingredients GU Energy Gels absorb much faster than a bar so you can feel the energy almost immediately. I enjoy using GU during my training runs and […]

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I love my Amphipod RunLite Air-Stretch Hydration Belt.  I carry two of the 10.5 oz water bottles on my belt and this goes a long way.  I mostly use it on my long training runs and one of the best benefits is the freedom it allows you.  You don’t have to go out before hand […]

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Peanut Butter & Banana Toast

We hear it here at SDRI all the time, what kinds of food should I eat while I am endurance training? Should I stick to a high protein diet? Are carbohydrates more beneficial for endurance training? While every individual is different in their dietary needs, there a handful of essential foods that every runner would […]

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Dehydration in excess of 2% of body mass will impair performance during aerobic exercise. Too much hydration w electrolyte poor drinks coupled with low sweat rates can result in over hydration or hyponatremia. Some dehydration is tolerable. The goal is to prevent dehydration in excess of 2% of body mass. Drinking in excess of sweating […]

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Gels and sports drinks during training and competition help provide your body with the fuel for working muscles as well as maintaining blood glucose levels. Glucose is essentially sugar and is the primary carbohydrate muscles utilize. Our body breaks glucose apart during a process called glycolysis with the end products being pyruvate and lactic acid. […]

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Perpetuem by Hammer Nutrition has become my favorite long distance hydration and nutrition repenisher. Toss 4 sccops in my 2 lites and presto, 540 calories. The nice part is that it is not sweet and barely has an aftertaste. See, I do not mind Gatorade or Accelerade for the marathon but after a while those drinks become repulsive.

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AFC (America’s Finest City) 1/2 Marathon is just around the corner and everyone should be at or exceeding 8-10 miles on the long run days. It’s likely that a majority of the runners that are preparing for their first 1/2 marathon are struggling with energy in the latter miles of those longer runs. What can […]

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energy

Caffeine appears to be a well researched supplement that can positively affect performance on endurance athletes. Taken in moderation

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Consuming gels and sports drinks during training and competition help provide your body with fuel for working muscles as well as maintain blood sugar levels.  Glucose is essentially sugar and is the primary carbohydrate muscles utilize.  Our body breaks sugar down with the end products being pyruvate and lactic acid.   Consuming sugar in the form […]

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