BB17 Week 5: Staying hydrated while running the Bolder Boulder 10k

Posted at 7:00 AM, Apr 16, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. -- As the temps are heating up and you are taking longer runs it’s important to remember that hydration is key to training for a successful race. The more you hydrate, the more frequently nature calls.

BolderBOULDER co-founder and Olympic Gold Medalist Frank Shorter offers these basic guidelines for hydration:

  • Staying hydrated during the day is just as important as staying hydrated during training runs. Try to drink 8, 8 oz. glasses during the day.
  • It’s also very important to hydrate after a work-out. The hotter the weather and the harder you work-out the more water you need.
  • Electrolyte drinks are also an option but not necessary for everyone. If you sweat a lot you may need to replenish with Nuun Hydration.
  • You will also dehydrate faster at altitude so make sure to be aware of how you feel.

On race day, the BolderBOULDER has plenty of hydration options with aid stations at miles 2, 3, 4 and 5 with water and Nuun available.

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