Yesterday, I completed my first 20 miler of the season.
And yesterday, I went through approximately 3.5 bottles of fluid during said 20 miler.
I’ve long forgotten how much training in the heat and humidity sucks, and as I am a lass who sweats profusely, I’ve also forgotten how much fluid my body loses during a long run. Last week, I had to stop at mile 16 to purchase a Gatorade to ease my exhaustion.
Because of that, I dropped a Nuun into my handheld yesterday to see if that would help. Ten miles later, I wish I brought an extra with me.
Any tips on how to keep hydrated during a 20 miler in 90% humidity? Suggestions welcome.