Staying Hydrated while Running

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    May 07, 2008 4:02 AM GMT
    I find one of the largest difficulties I encounter in attempting to run vast distances is how quickly I become dehydrated. I drink a lot of water when I'm working out at the gym, and often stop for a drink during my laps while running there. Have others come across this problem, and how have you overcome it?
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    May 07, 2008 4:09 AM GMT
    Skotlake saidI find one of the largest difficulties I encounter in attempting to run vast distances is how quickly I become dehydrated. I drink a lot of water when I'm working out at the gym, and often stop for a drink during my laps while running there. Have others come across this problem, and how have you overcome it?


    You could go for a lightweight hydration pack. CamelBak offers some great ones, and that way you'd be able to hydrate as you run.
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    May 07, 2008 1:05 PM GMT
    I am a marathon runner (mainly 10k and Quarter). When I run I always make sure I have one bottle of water with me. It kinda troublesome though, holding it while running. But it better that being hydrated. Especially running in a hot and humid tropical climate like mine.
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    May 07, 2008 1:11 PM GMT
    I can usually run up to 7 miles without needing fluids, but after that, I have to strategize passing a water fountain or some place I can buy a bottle of water. Or hide water in advance. I used to do that. I had a tree in which I hid small bottles among the branches.

    Also important is good hydration leading up to a long run. Especially the night before.
  • UStriathlete

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    May 07, 2008 2:25 PM GMT
    Fuel Belts and nathans are good.

    i know my friends training in subic city, used the camelback backpack style.

    www.teamtbb.com
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    May 15, 2008 3:48 PM GMT
    For a three to five mile run chewing gum does me just fine. It also keeps my breath minty fresh.
  • gwuinsf

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    Jun 10, 2008 8:37 PM GMT
    For runs 5-10 miles I run with a water bottle in my hand. They have ones with a strap so you can slip your hand through and not have to grip it as tightly. It's a bit awkward at first but then you forget about it completely.

    When I was training for marathon I ran with a water bottle belt where the water bottle slipped in the back. Again, weird to run with at first but then it quickly becomes second nature. You might have to experiment with a few, but find one where you can strap it tight so you can take the bounce out.
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    Jun 16, 2008 5:28 AM GMT
    Are you going to the bathroom a lot before you run? You don't have to answer that here, but if you're drinking more fluids than you need, you may be flushing out more liquids than you're taking in.
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    Jun 18, 2008 11:17 PM GMT
    Runninchlt saidAre you going to the bathroom a lot before you run? You don't have to answer that here, but if you're drinking more fluids than you need, you may be flushing out more liquids than you're taking in.


    I usually run up to half marathon every weekend.Depends on the weather, one needs to 'refuel'.
    Even you have to drink a lot, I don't need to run to the bathroom to flush out.The sweat run enough already to keep me free of bathroom.
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    Jun 28, 2008 3:23 AM GMT
    UStriathlete saidFuel Belts and nathans are good.

    i know my friends training in subic city, used the camelback backpack style.

    www.teamtbb.com


    That's right UStriathlete. Another vote here for a Fuel Belt. That's what I use for my runs. Great product.

    Bill