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Marathon Countdown: 13 weeks 6 days

It’s hot! Training for a marathon is no joke in this summer heat! Regardless of what type of training you are doing this summer, it is important to make sure you are staying hydrated. In general, here are some guidelines that I try to use for hydration:

  • Drink water throughout the day, not just right before exercise.
  • Drink during exercise when I feel thirsty; usually a large gulp every 15-20 minutes is adequate.
  • Integrate a sports drink for runs/exercise longer than 60 minutes.
  • Drink water following exercise.

Each person will be slightly different in his or her needs for staying hydrated, so learn what works for you!

Simon Haussmann, PTA