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2006-07-28 11:31 AM

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What are your guesses as to how much water or gatorade you get per cup? I am thinking 4-6 oz., but that is just my guess.


2006-07-28 11:36 AM
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how big of a cup?
2006-07-28 11:37 AM
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Depends how much I spill.  1-2oz per gulp.
2006-07-28 11:37 AM
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They may have 4-6oz in them, but I count myself lucky if I can get 1-2oz in ME while I'm on the move. The rest usually ends up on me or on the pavement.
2006-07-28 11:52 AM
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That is why I think I will be walking the Aid stations, I am a massive sweater, and on my longer runs have stopped at water fountains along the way along with drinking from my own water bottle I am hoping to get 30+ oz. per hour
2006-07-28 11:54 AM
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snoopy - 2006-07-28 11:52 AM That is why I think I will be walking the Aid stations, I am a massive sweater, and on my longer runs have stopped at water fountains along the way along with drinking from my own water bottle I am hoping to get 30+ oz. per hour

Walking them is a good plan.  You can also grab a few cups at each station.  Drink some and pour some over your head--feels really good when it's hot.



2006-07-28 12:46 PM
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I really dislike stopping to walk when I am running because I have a hard time starting to run again. Having said this, I have come to the realization that I am not coordinated enough to run and drink at the same time. My first tri, I choked at the first aid station when I tried to drink, so I just skipped the other aid stations. My second tri was much warmer temps, so I knew I had to drink, the first two aid stations I choked, so I finally gave in and started walking for a few steps to drink. I still don't think I get in more than 1-2 ounces per aid station though even when I do walk through them....
2006-07-28 1:05 PM
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snoopy - 2006-07-28 11:52 AM That is why I think I will be walking the Aid stations, I am a massive sweater, and on my longer runs have stopped at water fountains along the way along with drinking from my own water bottle I am hoping to get 30+ oz. per hour
that's a good plan, I am planning to do the same at Timberman. Just remember that drinking too much is worst than getting a bit dehydrated
2006-07-28 1:24 PM
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BIG CUPS!!!



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2006-07-28 1:29 PM
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tupuppy - 2006-07-28 11:24 AM

BIG CUPS!!!


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2006-07-28 1:51 PM
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amiine - 2006-07-28 12:05 PM

snoopy - 2006-07-28 11:52 AM That is why I think I will be walking the Aid stations, I am a massive sweater, and on my longer runs have stopped at water fountains along the way along with drinking from my own water bottle I am hoping to get 30+ oz. per hour
that's a good plan, I am planning to do the same at Timberman. Just remember that drinking too much is worst than getting a bit dehydrated


I am not sure if I can drink too much, for instance today's hour run pre run 165 post run 162 and I drank a 16 oz bottle over the course of the run, I have gotten pretty comfortable at having some fluid in my belly, I just can't at high effort, but I don't see that being an issue. If I don't focus on hydration (I don't get thirsty until way too late) I could and have lost 8-10 pounds on a 2 hour run and though I don't test as rigorously on the bike have seen similar results, which will often explain my dramatic slow downs at similar HR even on shorter runs.


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