hydration while racing is critical

E.4 Still Thirsty? When Every Second Counts, How You Take Water in Can Be Make or Break

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Welcome to Episode 4 of the Obstacle Order

Hydration is such an important topic that another episode has been dedicated to discuss hydration.  This episode dives a little deeper into Philip and Elijah’s approaches to drinking water during the race with the interest of speed and efficiency.

With the Spartan World Championships in Tahoe this year strategies for adjusting to altitude will be a running theme on the show.  Early on in this episode the guys brush over altitude training masks and whether or not they are effective to help a person adjust to performing at altitude.

Elijah discusses a difficult run he went on and how a higher volume in the gym may have impacted his performance on a 12 mile run.  There are times when you have to train when conditions are not ideal.

Next Philip and Elijah discuss their general strategies for staying hydrated at various distance runs.  Philip then asks Elijah how he would handle running a race in which he forgot to bring his hydration pack.  What specific technique would he use to avoid dehydration during that race?  In a long race are there ways you can take in water and get some extra recovery?  Depending on how competitive you are, may effect the way you literally approach hydration.  This episode really takes you inside of a race and tackles hydration situations that you may face on the course.

Listen in to get some great tips for hydration.

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