What to drink & when
Fluids, electrolytes and optimal race performance
Dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, muscle cramps and heat stroke are four good reasons why every athlete should understand the basics of fluid physiology. Quite simply, what you don't know can be deadly.
Let's take a look some facts and myths about balancing fluids and minerals correctly and racing responsibly for the conditions.
Q&A: Fluid balance basics
I have heard that drinking as much water as possible the day before a race is a good way to make sure your body is fully hydrated for racing. Is this true?
The full answer to this and other questions appeared in the April 2012 print edition of Silent Sports. Don't miss an issue! Subscribe here.