Thirsty? Avoid These 6 Hydration Mistakes On Race Day
By Matt Fitzgerald
Published Jan. 16, 2014
Updated Jan. 17, 2014 at 11:02 AM UTC
Drinking In Races That Last Less Than An Hour
Studies have shown that consuming fluid during race-type efforts does not enhance performance unless the effort lasts longer than about an hour, and in some cases the threshold is as high as 90 minutes. Yet runners routinely drink in 10Ks and other shorter events that they can easily complete in an hour or less. Doing so will only slow you down.