#43: Hydration Strategies, Sweat Rates and Cramping with Andy Blow
“If you’re doing stuff which is longer, if you’re doing stuff which is hotter, you need to understand your physiology in order to get things really right for you and invest the time in that investigation, to get the best out of yourself.” - Andy Blow
Andy Blow is a leading figure in the world of sports hydration. He is a sports scientist and an expert in sweat, dehydration and cramping.
In his younger days he was an elite level triathlete and winner of an Xterra World title. Through his own challenges in training and racing he went down the rabbit hole of sports hydration. He is the co-founder of Precision Hydration, a company focused on a unique, personalized hydration solutions.
Andy previously worked as the Team Sports Scientist for the Benetton and Renault Formula 1 teams and is an adviser to the Porsche Human Performance Centre.
In this episode we take a deep dive into hydration, sweat rates, effective ways to help athletes understand and manage their individual hydration needs and much more.
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I’d like to share that we offer two online running coaching programs, developed by me, Floris Gierman. More info can be found at extramilest.com/training.
There are many ways that you can go about your training and racing on your own, but there are also athletes who like some more guidance and structure in their training and racing. This is where our running programs come in, with base building schedules from 2 to 10+ hours per week and race specific schedules for beginners, intermediate and advanced runners.
Reaching your goals also comes down to specific race strategies, mindset, nutrition, stress management and more. This was what our programs are all about.
These programs comes with life time access to all training materials, so you invest in yourself ones and can keep using it. If you have any questions at all about the programs, just let me know by email.
Especially in these uncertain race times, these flexible training schedules are a great solution to easy adjust your plans and feel in control of your training.
Hope you enjoy this conversation with Andy!
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