02 Oct '15, 12am

What Dehydration Does to Your Running Performance

What Dehydration Does to Your Running Performance

This article first appeared on Women’s Running . Published with permission from The Jogger To Runner Book by Karl Gruber Of all the elements involved in running, not only is proper hydration one of the most important factors of all, but it is also one of the most overlooked—often until it’s too late. For many years now, I do almost every one of my runs carrying a handheld filled with electrolyte sports drink. It still amazes me that even experienced runners I know are vastly under-hydrated and can’t seem to figure out why they bonk on a run. Consider the fact that if you lose as little as one percent of your body weight during a run, your performance goes down by two percent! That is an amazing statistic when you consider it. I know a number of runners who tell me that they “can’t stand to carry anything when they run,” so if you are of that ilk, make sure you run a course...

Full article: http://running.competitor.com/2015/10/nutrition/what-dehy...

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