Ask The Running Doc: How Can I Train & Race In The Heat?

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Aug. 10, 2011
  • Updated Feb. 12, 2013 at 2:58 PM UTC


Do The Salt!

As long as your physician has not recommended that you limit salt, salt helps you maintain hydration and prevent cramps.Increase your consumption of salted foods like salt bagels, salted pretzels,and salted nuts. On an excersise day, consume one fast-food salt packet at the beginning and another salt packet halfway through the intended course. It would not hurt to increase your salt intake all week unless again if your physician has you limiting salt.

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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