in the 30-60 minutes before training to ensure that youre properly hydrated before you start. Once youre running, sip 150-200ml every 15 minutes. If youre still thirsty afterwards, or failed to drink during the session, another 400-800ml may be required.Joe
scared, and not keeping track of your intake. Next time, drink only fluid-replacement drinks (about 600-750ml per hour) and not water. And practise drinking these amounts in your pre-race training runs. Joe Beer, sports scientist and level-two triathlon
climes (or in hot working conditions in the UK) are still provided with salt tablets.For most runners, however, a sports drink should be adequate. Id suggest 200ml of an isotonic drink just prior to running and 200ml every 15-20 minutes during your run
Q After a run, I get an intense hangover-type headache that can continue for two to three days, even though I take the usual pills. I don’t drink alcohol or coffee, I drink isotonic drinks when I’m training and racing, and water the rest of the time, but could the headaches stil...
at a slower pace, rather than fewer at a faster tempo. A good rule of thumb devised in the USA is to train up to a heart rate calculated by taking your age from 180. So at 40 you train up to a HR of 140. If you have to walk occasionally to keep your HR
Q Following your advice, I did a treadmill test using a heart rate monitor to work out my maximum heart rate. The result was 177bpm. However, during 40-minute steady runs my pulse easily reaches 165bpm, about 94 per cent of max! Am I training too
an hour (eight and a half minute miling), you should be able to ride at between 10.5 and 17.5mph. But while bike miles burn less energy, you will be able to train for longer periods and repeat the mileage without the associated leg tiredness that running
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