Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Dehydration is an odd thing. Yesterday i took in 7 litres of fluid while exercising, and at least another 4 outwith that, if not more. Today, however, i am still dehydrated.
So far i am at 4 litres of water and 2 cups of electrolyte replacement. Pee yellow, mouth dry.
It is amazing how long the compartment fluid shift thing we learned about in physiology takes to put right, and frightening how fast we can get dehydrated.
No wonder they say a 1% drop in hydration levels begins to decrease performance in any sphere. (who is they? is it the makers of gatorade, or some scientist stuck in her ivory tower somewhere...who knows?).
Anyway. Stay moist out there people...