Everyone loves seeing the weird costumes at Ragnar races, unless they’re actually hallucinations from dehydration. Don’t worry, here are some general hydration tips* to keep you hydrated.
- Use what works best for you to carry water – handheld running bottle, a waist belt or a running hydration vest.
- Mix electrolytes with your water to optimize your electrolyte levels and keep you hydrated.
- Monitor your urine color as it should be light yellow and transparent if you’re adequately hydrated.
- Keep your core body temperature as low as possible while running in the heat. Dump cold water on your head/neck and slow your pace to help keep your body’s temperature under control.
- Know your limits and be aware of the signs of dehydration.Also, be sure to consult your doctor if you have a pre-existing condition that may be exacerbated by running in hot conditions.
*Hydration needs vary from person to person and depending on duration of physical exertion, temperature, sodium levels, and other general health factors.