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Discussion: Salt intake during Ironman

Subject: Salt intake during Ironman

By: Sean M.

Written on: Wednesday April 25, 2012

Message: I am doing my first full Ironman on May 19th (Ironman Texas). I believe that I have trained pretty well. I read on ironman.com that one can loose 2400 mg of sodium per hour during a hot race. I am sure that it will get hot in Texas and I am looking for suggestions on how to replace that much salt without having to eat 60 capsules. If anybody out there is doing Ironman Texas, let me know.

Subject: RE: Salt intake during Ironman

By: Teri d.

Written on: Wednesday April 25, 2012

Message: Make sure you're not adding too much sodium so that you don't upset your stomach. I've used a mixture of Gu Brew and CarboPro very nicely in hot weather races without having to add salt tablets. I have used salt tablets as well but only a few. Make sure your body can tolerate whatever you're throwing at it before you make any big changes.

Subject: RE: Salt intake during Ironman

By: Michael S.

Written on: Thursday April 26, 2012

Message: i would base you questions answers on what you have done in training and how your body reacted to it. try it in training, dress warmer if you need to simulate a warmer climate....dont try anything new on race day. you can also add extra salt via you nutrition plan. good luck, just my thoughts!!!

Subject: RE: Salt intake during Ironman

By: Steve K.

Written on: Thursday April 26, 2012

Message: Sports Drink and Gels work fine for me

Subject: RE: Salt intake during Ironman

By: Suzanne C.

Written on: Thursday April 26, 2012

Message: I see you did Augusta in 2010 and 2011. It shouldn't be hotter than Augusta 2011. What nutrition did you use for that? What do you use during your long training rides? Being from GA I would assume you have had some long training rides in the heat. At this point I am not sure I would do anything different that you haven't already tried. Or at least keep it to a minimum. Meaning like 1 salt tab per every few hours or something to that effect.

Subject: RE: Salt intake during Ironman

By: Amanda D.

Written on: Thursday April 26, 2012

Message: Don't believe everything (or for that matter anything) that you read on ironman.com

Subject: RE: Salt intake during Ironman

By: Kristen P.

Written on: Sunday April 29, 2012

Message: Lava Salts saved my bacon at IM Canada. I took one every hour but practiced with them before the race. I had other athletes begging me for them on the marathon course. I am doing Kentucky this year and will use them again no question. I am sure it doesn't matter what brand you choose.

Subject: RE: Salt intake during Ironman

By: Jamie B.

Written on: Tuesday May 01, 2012

Message: Infinit nutrition I haven't used salt tabs in 3 years :) Agree 2400 seems like a crazy number! I am a heavy sweater and lose a good amount of sodium and I only go thru around half that

Subject: RE: Salt intake during Ironman

By: Kris D.

Written on: Tuesday May 01, 2012

Message: Ummm bacon....

Subject: RE: Salt intake during Ironman

By: Michael S.

Written on: Tuesday May 01, 2012

Message: KD, I think you mean "Mmmmmm, Bacon"

Subject: RE: Salt intake during Ironman

By: Kris D.

Written on: Tuesday May 01, 2012

Message: nope right now ummm...(i can only think about it can't eat it)

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