One thing that worked for me this year was having a proper balance of hydration and electrolytes throughout the Bear for the most part. I think I was a little dehydrated in the night because I wasn't thirsty with it being so cold. That will be one of my areas for improvement next time. Just because it's cold doesn't mean you don't lose fluid.
Last year when I paced with Sam at the Javelina Jundred I had no idea about electrolyte replacement. I had never had an S-Cap before that day. I drank like a fish and popped S-Caps like they were M&Ms (I had lots of those too by the way!)
Anyway, I thought I would post the link to the Succeed website to remind everyone of the symptoms of the different conditions as well as my pictures to show what hypernatremia with over-hydration looks like. This is the top right box at the bottom of the link.
|Mile 93 at the Bear (Hydration OK Electolytes OK)|
|After pacing at Javelina Jundred for 50 miles (Hydration High Electrolytes High)|