August 6th, 2012, 08:21
I sure hope Fish don't try posting in this thread. He was cry'n like a baby to get out of the lemons car after 2.5 hours and two full camel packs. "Com'on let me get out of the car I'm gonna throw up" With my standard response. "Stay in the car pu$$y" Followed up with "if you come in I'm gonna tear you up on RDC"
Originally Posted by Mark_Miller
Originally Posted by TT#54
August 6th, 2012 08:21
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August 6th, 2012, 08:29
LMAO!! It was after 3.5 hours (2PM-5:30PM) and it was in a Lemons car with a full windshield (no airflow) and 3 layer suit on with full face helmet on a road course lol. And yes that was the hottest I have ever been in a race car....outside temp was in the 90s but having that windshield sucked big time!!
Originally Posted by FlyHiFlyLo
August 6th, 2012, 09:33
This is as close to teh winner as you are gonna get. Most of the pastes and gels will work, but they have one drawback, when you get dehydrated due to heat, not just exertion, they tend to cause heartburn. A little better than just water, mix in gatorade or another supplemental drink with the water about 50/50. Most folks think that the supplement drinks are the cure, but they create a whole other problem when used for long periods by themselves. They actually increase the amount of electrolytes, potassium, calcium, etc.. that is needed for body regulation to abnormal levels and can cause other issues not related to hydration, like irregular heart rythmn. The best rule, eat a good meal the night before, drink some water when you go to bed, drink some water when you get up, and try to maintain your thirst with water or the combo mentioned throughout the day. If you are thirsy, you are already behind the curve for dehydration. Avoid dehydrators like caffeine and energy drinks and a liter an hour while particpating should keep you good. Something like a Snickers every 4 hours helps. Granola, etc... requires more fluid out of your system to digest. Peanut butter and Jelly sandwiches are another good pit food with both simple and complex sugars to keep you going.
Originally Posted by co pilot mclovin
August 6th, 2012, 09:51
Also, if you're going to start using any drink or gel supplements, start this week to understand the effects on your system. I use different Gels and drinks for other activities, I tried many that have worse effects than a bad taco stand.
August 6th, 2012, 09:55
i've always eaten bananas before a race..i've heard that they help retain water but i'm always thirsty as hell during and after my time in the truck in warm weather races so that could be bullchit too. i've seen nascar drivers on tv eating bananas so since i like em' anyhow , why not?
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August 6th, 2012, 09:56
For an hour, I felt like Harry Hog and the rest of the days of thunder crew deciding to eat ice cream. And yes Fish... You did stay out another hour. LOL
Originally Posted by fishd00d
Originally Posted by Mark_Miller
Originally Posted by TT#54
August 6th, 2012, 10:02
X2 on Hammer Nutrition. http://www.hammernutrition.com/
I use Heed, Recoverite, and the Gel packs
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August 6th, 2012, 10:39
ive allready started with my pre race/ triathalon hydration ritual . i recommend drinking 1 a day 2 weeks outs. week of race bump it up to 2 and 1 right before race. it is expensive at the regular store ($2.50) i just got 25 bottels at dollar tree for ($25). i bought the whole shelf lol. this stuff works wonders and i swear by it. pickle juice works the day of. standard water consumption should be no less than 8 12 oz during your normal day. times that by 5 while doing any extreme training or racing.HYDRATION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PREP YOU CAN DO!!!. stay fit eat and drink healthy. no alcohol a week prior!!
Originally Posted by CMA GUMBY
stay safe guys
August 6th, 2012, 13:32
When you guys are ingesting abnormal amounts of electrolytes into your system you are messing with the natural balance of polar charges in the heart, therefore increasing or decreasing your heart rate before you even exert yourself. If you are exercising for 90 minutes or less continuously you need nothing besides water, at the 2-3 hour mark you need a little bit of protein, fat, and carbs, a la snickers bar and some sodium in the form of a gatorade/water mixture. It isn't until you get up in the 6-9 hour mark that you even need to worry about potassium or any other electrolytes.
Also you don't need to spend high dollars on supplements that triathletes use. The stress they put there bodies under is a much different stress than that of a race car driver.
If you are having a medic or nurse start an IV in you before you get in the car, you shouldn't even be allowed to get in your driving suit. An IV is used when when you are dehydrated. So by starting off dehydrated your asking for disaster when out on the course.
Adult males need to drink at least a gallon of water a day to stay hydrated when sedentary. This does include water in the form of fruits, vegetables, and other naturally occurring drinks such as milk, tea, etc. You need even more water when working, so drink up.
August 7th, 2012, 08:03
Actually that's why RDC added HDX to the store. After being on tons of pre-runs and watching people consume a lot of the wrong thing RDC wanted to give the off-road community direct access to a product we believe in.
Let's see if we can get an expert to speak to us.....