My official race day packet for the Zooma Chicago Half marathon has arrived!
Race week has officially started. My focus this week is: proper meal consumption, getting enough sleep, and hydration. I have been looking at various hydration tips, because I know it's important, and came across this...
One of my former co-workers (a seasoned "halfer") advised me to hydrate from the start of race week (at least). I've heard that from other runners as well so I am following their advice. He also told me not to "over hydrate" during the first few miles of the race (to avoid the need to endure the porta potties later in the day).
I normally hydrate with water (and occasionally red Gatorade). I know many runners use gels and other electrolyte drinks, but I haven't tried anything else (and I know better than to try anything new on race day). The course will have both water and cytomax every mile or so. I'm praying the water is cold (or at least cool) by the time I get to the aid stations towards the end of the course.
Today I hydrated as much as I could (and I feel like a camel)
Four more days to go!
What do you use for hydration?
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