Monday, 21 March 2011

Waterfront - Simple Minds

The text books say that we need 2 litres of water a day to keep hydrated and in the case of anyone running in Morocco's Marathon des Sables, there is a monumental 13 litres of water available each day of the race... enough to bathe in, let alone drink.

It's frightening to read about hydration as it says 'De-hydration can make you feel tired and lethargic, and will decrease your capacity for exercise. Extra fluid is needed in hot weather and when you exercise. For each hour of exercise you should drink an extra litre of fluid. If you have an illness that is causing sickness, diarrhoea or sweating, you will need to up your fluid intake to make up for the extra loss'.

I for one am not the best on this and good to have in mind before the race...

So my crusade is on... less coffee and more water... lots more water (and trips to the loo, I'm sure).

To help this along there is the weekend's Celtic Plate 50km following my 50km with Andy McMenemy on Wednesday... it can only mean one thing... more H20... so I am off for another pint!

More tomorrow...

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