Just Add Water: 7 Easy Ways to Stay Hydrated During Your Next Race

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Start Early
Don't wait until the morning of the race to start drinking. Your body can only absorb so much liquid at one time. You don't want all that hydration going straight into the ... more 
Photo by: Babble
Start Early
Don't wait until the morning of the race to start drinking. Your body can only absorb so much liquid at one time. You don't want all that hydration going straight into the toilet. Your best bet is to start hydrating a few days before your event. Worst case scenario, start the day before.
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Tue, Apr 23, 2013 4:22 PM EDT
We're nowhere near summer yet, but the temperatures are already starting to soar. Typically we wait until the blazing hot days of July and August to worry about hydration during exercise, but we really need to start thinking about it now. Last time I ran a race, I completely underestimated the grueling heat. I sipped on my water bottle all morning, but I failed to account for the late afternoon start. Unfortunately I realized my mistake only after I was 3 miles into the middle of the woods- dizzy, confused, and nauseas. So, if you're running a race,learn from my mistakes and make sure you really know how to hydrate before you head to the starting line of your next race. - By Heather Neal



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