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Be it for event training or just general fitness – hydration is something that is often poorly managed in runners especially when the weather gets warmer.
When I completed my first Melbourne Marathon, the temperatures in October were considered above average with race day reaching 29 degrees.
Endurance -based activity requires optimal nutrition and hydration to ensure your body is able to achieve maximum potential. The last thing you need after doing all that training is for your body to fail on you due to a lack of fuel. Not only can severe dehydration have physical side effects but it can be as disheartening as running out of petrol in your car only kilometres from the petrol station and having to push yourself to the finish.
A marathon or any distance run as an elite or beginner is as much mental as it is physical and doing your research on food intake and hydration is an important aspect of your training.
Here’s a little about Hydration from the pros.
72 hours leading up to a race is when you should be starting to hydrate correctly.
Post race hydration
My Hot Tip for first time marathoners
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