Think it's a good idea to blow by those aid stations on race day? Think again. Staying hydrated is key to avoiding fatigue and ensuring you perform your best. But what should you drink...and how much?
In this video Kim Mueller, registered dietitian for Fuel Factor Nutrition Coaching, offers her tips for fueling up on hydration/elecrolytes before a race and why "hyper-loading" on fluids just doesn't work.<!-- Start of Brightcove Player --> <!--By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soonas the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only afterthe rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line.--> <!-- End of Brightcove Player --><!--<br><br><p><strong>Related Articles:</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.active.com/running/Articles/7-Ways-Runners-Can-Avoid-Overtraining.htm">7 Ways Runners Can Avoid Overtraining</a></p><p><a href="http://www.active.com/running/Articles/Your-Race-Day-Running-Guide.htm">Your Race-Day Running Guide</a></p>-->
Kim Mueller is a registered dietitian and board certified specialist in sports dietetics, as well as being the founder of Fuel Factor Nutrition Coaching. She has a master's degree in exercise physiology/sports nutrition and is a competitive runner.