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    Water

    I'm very much of the Ron Hill school of hydration and its rare I drink anything other than tea or beer. Historically I've largely been of the opinion that water's okay for filling the wash-bottle in your car or cleaning your Walshes with if they're particularly mucky but that's about it really

    I know its now de rigeur to have a couple of litres with you if you're walking any further than from your car to the front door of ASDA and there were people at Stanbury yesterday with camelbacs for a 7miler but do fellrunners see any advantage in it? Has anyone on here tried it?

    I'm going to drink a litre a day for a week or two and will post my findings here I'm just hoping I have room still for a pint in an evening!
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    Re: Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Derby Tup View Post
    I know its now de rigeur to have a couple of litres with you if you're walking any further than from your car to the front door of ASDA


    I'm probably a bit over-cautious with hydration: whether it's just a psychological thing or not I dunno, but it makes me feel better, and I quite like the stuff.

    By the time you have a dry mouth or feel thirsty you're already quite dehydrated, so I like to chog down a bit of water every hour so whatever I'm doing.

    I especially like being well tanked-up when I start a race so I'll probably glug down a pint or two beforehand.

    I don't like buying water so I save a few plastic bottles and fill one up from the tap if I'm going on a journey or summat. It's one of my bugbears that we have so few water fountains or taps in public places (there's half a dozen in Hyde Park, and none of them work).
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    Re: Water

    Water i love the stuff, especially when taken from springs, streams and burns, there is some fantasticly pure water to be had out there and the expession pure nectar often springs to mind.
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    Re: Water

    Im quite a water addict. I make full use of urinals!

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    Re: Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Al Fowler View Post
    Im quite a water addict. I make full use of urinals!
    You drink from urinals?!
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    Re: Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Derby Tup View Post
    You drink from urinals?!
    Always! You get some that range in colour from clear to deep yellow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Fowler View Post
    Always! You get some that range in colour from clear to deep yellow.
    I've had 750ml through the morning and feel sick It always leaves me feeling bloated, I don't know why. Heaven knows how anyone could drink 'pints' of it before a run
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    Re: Water

    If i dont drink a fair amount i end up with a bad head ache.
    So maybe with the way your used to not drinking water, it might be best to carry on that way.

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    Re: Water

    Maybe some answers here :- http://science.howstuffworks.com/h2o3.htm

    Or here :- http://www.itmonline.org/arts/water.htm

    But you know all that anyway
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    Re: Water

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnK View Post
    Water i love the stuff, especially when taken from springs, streams and burns, there is some fantasticly pure water to be had out there and the expession pure nectar often springs to mind.
    Ditto, the tastes vary tremendously it's awesome. I especially savour the slight earthiness of peaty water, but it's got to be from high up or it gets too heavy. There's a little beck by Crina Bottom on the way up Ingleborough which drains through the peat on the slopes, i stopped for a mouthful on last years race and it was the best drink i've ever had.

    On the flipside of the coin Dowber Gill beck is good for clarity and there's a couple of springs on the way up the footpath that are lovely and crisp.
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