Sunday, August 3, 2008

Kastor May be Over Hydrating

Marathon runner Deena Kastor, looking to add to her bronze medal from Athens, said it's no problem getting ready for the kind of heat and humidity she expects in Beijing, where it's typically about 5 degrees warmer than in Dalian, which reached 82 degrees Saturday.

Kastor figures she'll drink up to 20 16-ounce bottles of water every day she's in China.

MY COMMENTS: I hope this is a misprint- up to 320 oz of water a day?

I wrote an article on this very subject not long ago Are Athletes Drinking Too Much Between Workouts?

By drinking an excessive amount of water, athletes may be in danger of shutting down production of the anti-diuretic hormone called vasopressin. Not exactly what you want going into a hot weather marathon.

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