August 5th, 2012, 11:23
Does anyone have ballpark tables for how much water you should consume to stay on top of the curve while racing. Vegas to Reno is perdicted to be much hotter this year than last and you can never catch up when hydration gets low. We know the regiment leading up to the start but curious about the intake during the race?
August 5th, 2012 11:23
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August 5th, 2012, 11:40
^^^^^^The most important step in staying hydrated during the race ^^^^^^
Originally Posted by McLeod
It sounds crazy but I would drink some pickle juice about hour before the race starts! Then, sip your sippy during the race, refill your water at pits & I would suggest eating energy gels for carbs/electrolytes to keep you going throughout the day. They work incredibly well & absorb quickly into your system.
It's hot as hell out there so the "Pre-Race Hydration" is gonna be the HUGE factor in everyone's physicality during the race out there... I mean everyone involved w/teams or not... keep plenty of H20 handy!
August 5th, 2012, 11:47
start drinking a liter of water a day. from now until race day and do what he said ^
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August 5th, 2012, 12:37
It was mentioned in another thread. Get some Pedialite(sp). Not just for babies anymore.
August 5th, 2012, 12:55
It all depends on how long you plan on being in the car.
What you could do is when you get up in the morning drink water until you are no longer thirsty and weigh yourself. This will be your hydrated weight.
Then go and perform a task that will resemble racing conditions as much as possible for 1 hour with no water or food and weigh yourself again. This will be your post exertion weight.
Now subtract post exertion weight from your hydrated weight and you will know how much water your body burned off for 1 hour. Now multiply that times number of hours you plan on being in the car and you know how much water you should drink while in the car.
Also to get the most accurate measurement you should not be wearing clothes when you weigh yourself. Don't weigh yourself naked at your local gym though. They frown upon it.
Last thing, DO NOT change up your routine for race day. Repeat everything as normal. Your body is used to functioning a certain way, don't try to confuse it the day of the race.
August 5th, 2012, 13:17
Our trucks typically have 2.5 -3.5 gal of water in the stainless drinker tanks if anyone is interested I can sell them as a kit any shape or size just get your helmet plumbed
August 5th, 2012, 13:33
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August 5th, 2012, 16:43
Instead of drinking pickle juice, eating seeds or weighing yourself naked, go to a nutrition store or bike shop and get a supplement called 'Heed' its made by Hammer Nutriion and add it your water, they also have a product called 'Perpetum' also by Hammer, the first is for hydration with tons of electrolytes and the second actually has protien for nourishment depending how long your in the car. There are other brands as well, they are available in many favors. These make all the difference, so much more than just water. Also as stated drink more water than normal at least 3 days shed of time. Also if you know a paramedic or nurse that could give you an IV before the race would also help a ton
August 5th, 2012, 19:16
Minimum of 8 ounces per hour and drink water not sports drinks. Hydrate like crazy the week prior to and no alcohol or caffeine
August 6th, 2012, 03:35
Some great info here, thanks.
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