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Triathlon Training Explained | Sweat Testing And Hydration

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Published on Jun 19, 2018

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On this week's Triathlon Training Explained Show we're at the Porsche Experience Center looking at perspiration testing and sweat composition. This specific testing allows athletes to plan optimal hydration for racing in different conditions.

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At the Silverstone Human Performance Center, Mark and Heather are put through their paces in a 42-degree heat chamber! They each ran for 22 minutes in order to calculate their hourly sweat rates. Another test was conducted to analyse their sodium levels with Mark's levels being considerably higher than Heather's, meaning he may be more susceptible to cramping. The testing highlights the importance of personal hydration plans, with products working for some athletes that may not suit others.

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For more information on this topic, check out the following links from training peaks:
- Does Peeing Clear Really Mean You're Hydrated? - http://gtn.io/TPPeeClear
- How to Avoid These 3 Common Long Distance Racing Hydration Pitfalls - http://gtn.io/TPCommonHydrationFail
- Does 'Drink to Thirst' Hydration Really Work for Endurance Athletes? - http://gtn.io/TPDrinkToThirst

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