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Rickshaw
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
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drinking water during runs Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 5:58 pm 

How much water do you drink during your runs? I tend to drink fairly little, except on long runs. On anything under 8 miles I normally don't drink anything. For longer runs, I drink something like 6-8 ounces of water every 3 miles. I don't feel especially thirsty, but I wondering if I might do better with more hydration.

OldManRunner
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
Rochester, NY
Joined: 28 Nov 2004
Posts: 262

Re: drinking water during runs Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 8:24 am 

Like you, I tend not to drink at all on runs of 8 miles or less, and if it's winter and I therefore have to carry any fluids I'll bump that up to 12 miles or so. Except for when running a 1/2 marathon or longer, I know I do a terrible job of hydration while running, but I hate carrying water and there are only so many public drinking fountains around that I run past. In the summer I'll try to make sure I'm well hydrated before starting any long training runs.

Rickshaw
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
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Re: drinking water during runs Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 10:37 am 

Taking that to the extreme, a friend of mine drinks little or nothing during marathons. I can't believe that's healthy, but he swears by it, claiming that drinking while running gives him terrible cramps. He's got a marathon PR of 3:03 too, so he must be doing something pretty well.

phaedrus


Joined: 26 Nov 2004
Posts: 37

Re: drinking water during runs Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:32 am 

I think you're fine without water on short runs. The recommended amount of water for marathoners is something like 2 cups (16 ounces) per hour.

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