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Posts Tagged ‘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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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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Fluid Performance Drink

Fluid performance drink is a good way to sustain your energy and hydration while running. because it contains a dule source of carbohydrates, bioavalible electrolytes and vitamin C creating an all natural and easy to digest sport drink that’s low in sugar and light in flavor making fluid performance drink easy to digest without having […]

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Wink

While the majority of my runs are under 15 miles, I usually can get away with just a hand held water bottle. But for my longer trail runs, I usually use a back pack that can carry 2 liters of water. My favorite is the Ultimate Direction Wink, a back pack with storage galore. The […]

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Lacing up your San Diego trail running shoes can be difficult when the temperatures are soaring, especially during an unusually humid summer like this one. But training during the summertime can pay off when the temps cool down. Read our tips for successful training while it’s still summertime: Hydrate! Make sure to hydrate throughout the […]

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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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We didn’t get much of a summer in San Diego last year—June gloom lingered for months after it was welcome—but things are much different this year. While the sunshine and heat is ideal for heading to the beach, it can make trailing running events in San Diego more challenging than usual. Read our tips for […]

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As we get further into the heat of summer, we can’t stress enough the importance of hydration for runners. As the temperature goes up, our need for hydration and electrolytes also goes up.  While it is important to drink water, it’s important for runners to add an electrolyte to their training regimen. What is an […]

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Whether you compete in all of the San Diego trail running events on the calendar or you have signed up for your very first trail race, we can’t stress the importance of proper hydration enough. First off, let’s go over the science of sweat and hydration. Your heart rate increases (8 beats per minute for […]

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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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