Posts Tagged ‘dehydration’

Water…Don’t Gel Without It

Water…Don’t Gel Without It

As trail and ultra trail runners we’ve all used energy gels at one time or another to help fuel our runs. In fact energy gels are the cornerstone for most trail runner’s long training runs and race day nutrition. But if you don’t use them correctly energy gels can cause dehydration and eventually gastric stasis. […]

Leadville Trail 100 Run: Live Low, Train Low… Race High

Leadville Trail 100 Run: Live Low, Train Low… Race High

I live at about 800 feet here in San Antonio — give or take 100 feet. (Probably take.) So signing up to run the Leadville 100 in 2010 was a bit of a leap of faith. The race starts at 10,152 feet, never drops below 9,200 feet, and climbs up and over Hope Pass at […]

Be safe out there in this heat!

Be safe out there in this heat!

We’re having a heat wave and…water is key! The human body is made up of mostly water. In fact, it is 90% water, and 70- 75% of your body weight is made up of water! Water is your body’s most important nutrient, because it is involved in every bodily function. Water helps maintain body temperature, […]

Summer Running

Summer Running

Summer temperatures are on the rise and there are a few things to keep in mind to avoid becoming a victim of heat related illnesses. Knowing how to properly hydrate, deciding when is the best time to train, and recognizing the signs and symptoms of heat related illness will make your summer running season safer […]

Effects of Dehydration

Effects of Dehydration

We’ve all heard how important it is to stay hydrated, instead, let’s look at what happens to our body when we lose fluids while training. A number of factors can speed up the rate of water loss including hot and cold temperatures, high humidity, altitude, caffeine, excess body weight, restrictive clothing, illness, and prolonged exercise.   […]