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Jun 4, 2021

Short episode summary

Thirsty? This episode is a must if you have ever wondered how much water you should really be drinking. Spoiler alert - 64 oz a day is likely not the answer. Tune in now and learn why!

 

Timestamps of big takeaways

  • [00:25] Being mindful can help us do better things for ourselves
  • [02:16] Coach Valerie discusses wanting water vs wanting a break 
  • [03:10] When the 64 oz of water rule started, and what it did to runners
  • [03:48] Coach Valerie shares a story about running a marathon and water stops
  • [05:20] Drinking too much water while running can lead to Hyponatremia - this occurs when your electrolytes or sodium levels in your blood are abnormally low
  • [06:30] Don’t just drink water because it’s at the water stop at a race
  • [07:20] When Coach Valerie was training for a marathon, she didn’t take water with her
  • [08:00] Coach Valerie talks about the book Waterlogged: The Serious Problem of Overhydration in Endurance Sports, by Timothy Noakes
  • [09:24] Are you one of these people at a marathon or race?
  • [10:24] Carb Loading like “spot workouts” don’t work
  • [11:57] Coach Valerie shares what people have started expecting from races
  • [12:38] Here you’ll learn about Coach Valerie’s thoughts on Gu
  • [14:08] Coach Caroline shares what happened when she tried Gu for the first time
  • [14:40] Research and learn all you can, and keep this in mind
  • [15:51] Our membership will never try to sell you Gu or a shoe
  • [17:06] You need awareness of whether you need water or a break
  • [17:30] Mindset is important, but so is listening to your body and doing what works best for you in your running

 

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Links mentioned in episode

-- Waterlogged: The Serious Problem of Overhydration in Endurance Sports, by Timothy Noakes

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