01 Aug '16, 2pm

Do you need to drink during a one-hour run?

I just got back from a very sweaty run in hot and humid conditions, and downed several glasses of cold water before hopping in the shower. But, as is my habit, I didn’t drink anything during my run. Am I an idiot? That question (whether you need to drink during short or medium-length runs, not whether I’m an idiot) has been debated for years now - and new research is still appearing. A couple of presentations on the topic at the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting earlier this summer, from researchers at Elon University, caught my attention. Both presentations were based on the same study, which involved 23 female recreational runners, who ran two 15K time trials in moderate, humid conditions (20°C, 87 percent humidity). In one of the trials, they drank 340ml water during the run; in the other, they rinsed their mouths with water then spat it out every three...

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