Welcome to Episode 2 of the Obstacle Order!
Hydration and a belated holiday primer
This is a brand new podcast. Through learning the production process, the releases got a little behind the recording schedule. This episode was recorded around Thankgiving. Although the content is relatively time sensitive, it can be relevant and applicable to other times in the year. Philip and Elijah discuss strategies for getting back on track after the holidays and wading through slower periods in training. They also discuss hydration strategies, use of electrolytes and cramping. Finally, the joy of getting primal.
Elijah discusses some strategies he uses for carbohydrate cycling. Read more about this at his site
We mentioned the book Waterlogged by Tim Noakes.
Waterlogged discusses a potentially paradoxical relationship between hydration and performance: more water is not necessarily better. Conventional wisdom tells people to drink as much water, as often as possible, during athletic competitions. Tim Noakes believes that may be a mistake causing what he calls hyponatremic encephalopathy. Basically that means drinking too much water and causing all sorts of problems including death.
Elijah discusses his tinkering with the concept of no hydration while running on long runs of up to 90 minutes. While the results showed relatively low impact on performance, Elijah and Phil both agree how cool it is to run with minimal gear in a “Primal” way.
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