Member Question: Hydration on Hot Days for Sprint Triathlons

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Member Question from BrendanOB

I just completed my second triathlon, the Austin Tri (Sprint). In both triathlons I've done, I was worried about under-hydration (both were around 90 degrees during the run). In both races however, during the run I felt like I had consumed too much fluid on the bike. Therefore, I felt a bit "burpy" for most of the run. Can you discuss hydration strategies for sprints? How much to drink, when to drink, what to drink.
Thanks!


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Congrats on finishing your second triathlon! It is not uncommon for a newbie (or veteran) athlete to worry about hydration requirements during a triathlon event, especially during hot temperatures. When preparing for a sprint triathlon, it is likely that you will train once or twice a day, most days of the week, in order to ensure that your body is ready for the combination of swimming, cycling and running. [.....]

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date: October 28, 2009

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Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. I am a certified sports nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition,I teach spinning and I am CPR certified. I have finished the 2006 Boston marathon, 2006 IMFL, 2007 Ironman world Championship and I am qualified for the 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. I write for Triathlete magazine and I love writing for BT.com!

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Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. I am a certified sports nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition,I teach spinning and I am CPR certified. I have finished the 2006 Boston marathon, 2006 IMFL, 2007 Ironman world Championship and I am qualified for the 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. I write for Triathlete magazine and I love writing for BT.com!

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