Why you should drink on a Marathon run
How a swig can help you Go Big together: Proper hydration can help you perform better on marathon day
Now we know there’s a lot racing through your mind right now – what will the weather be like, how can I stay hydrated, what shorts shall I wear? Well, you’re on your own with the shorts and weather, but when it comes to staying hydrated, we like to think we know a thing or two.
So, here are a few hydration strategies to help you all heroes Go Big together.
Every runner is different
In fact, just a 2% reduction in fluids can result in a 10% to 20% loss of performance*. The very best way to ensure this doesn’t happen is to drink more water. The heat and humidity can also make a huge impact on the amount you’ll need to drink. It stands to reason that you’ll lose more water on a hot summer’s day than in the middle of winter.
Little and often or few and far between?
Unless you're a top runner, many think the best strategy on a warm day is to stop and drink at the aid stations. With about 8 to 12 dotted along the way, if you stop for 10 seconds at each station, you'll add about 1 to 2 minutes to your time.
You could also try Buxton Natural Mineral
Going big with every swig
And it’s not just the big day that requires the correct level of hydration. It’s important
And after a hard day pounding the pavement you’ll find a few cool swigs of refreshing water can really speed your recovery times. This is especially true after the big
Now can we have a lie down please?’. So, this April 22nd, open a bottle of Buxton Water that volunteers will be handing you, take a swig, get your game face on and let’s show those London streets who’s the boss.
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* Stats taken from the article How to
Water contributes to the maintenance of normal physical and cognitive function and normal regulation of body temperature. At least 2L of water, from all sources, should be consumed per day, as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle