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I appreciate the history on this - very interesting! I do think recent research in gender differences is worth a mention, as women don’t necessarily have an adequate “thirst meter” at times (references at https://www.drstacysims.com/blog/hydration-is-power-harness-yours).

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This is useful information! On trail runs under 15k or so, I never bring water with me. I get side stitches( dont know the proper term, this is what I've always called them) when I do drink and run. I always go into it hydrated and always have some right after. Seems to work for me.

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So a 2 liter hydration pack for a 5k run is unnecessary? 🤪

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Looking forward to reading Wednesday but it would be great if you would do a deeper dive on muscle cramps. I understand they are disputed/uncertain but there’s got to be more out there than a 2016 article on hotshots. Cramps are basically the only reason I supplement electrolytes, mostly magnesium, and I’ve got it pretty dialed but still haven’t been able to fully eradicate them.

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Noticed you mentioned no audio because you've been reading. Did you stop using the AI bot to read these on your behalf? If so, why'd you stop using it to read for you?

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Indeed! Excited for today’s addition! I’d love to know what the experts say about hang overs and hydration/electrolyte supplementation for prevention.

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Strangely appropriate timing since I just started using electrolytes, really looking forward to Wednesday article.

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I wonder if the correlation between water loss and performance cited earlier is simply an indicator that those athletes pushed harder, thereby losing more water.

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Another timely read. You and I have talked about the frightening amount of sodium in some of these electrolyte packets. Eager to read more on Wednesday.

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