In episode 15 of ‘Run to the Hills’ Edwina Sutton and I interviewed Andy Blow, the founder of Precision Hydration. It was a fascinating insight into how to replenish the electrolytes before, during and after a run. One of the key things I learnt was the fact that we are all different and to get the best out of my performance we need a system that works for me.
Please check out the interview on ‘Run to the Hills’ podcast. It is episode 15.
Here is some information about Precision Hydration taken from their website:-
We launched Precision Hydration in 2011 after years working with elite athletes and technology partners to develop a simple and effective way to help athletes understand and manage their individual hydration needs.
Our Founder, Andy Blow, has a degree in Sport and Exercise Science and was a regular podium finisher in elite short course triathlon racing in his younger days.
But he had some very poor results when racing in the heat and at longer IRONMAN distances. He suffered badly from cramping and had other hydration related issues including hyponatremia (low blood sodium levels, which can have some nasty consequences). This was despite following the widely accepted hydration advice available at the time.
After years of trial and error, he eventually figured out how to effectively manage his individual sodium and fluid intake to maintain his performance.
He was helped significantly in that process by Dr Raj Jutley, a highly respected heart surgeon who introduced him to the concept of Sweat Testing and the huge variance in sweat and sodium losses that can occur from athlete to athlete.
It was through his own search for an effective solution that, with Dr Jutley’s input, the Precision Hydration concept was born.
If this has spiked your interest then go to their website and fill in the simple questionnaire which helps you know which product would be best for you.
The team at Precision Hydration have offered to listeners to ‘Run to the Hills’ a very generous 15% off your first order. Just type in the code RUNTOTHEHILLS
In our podcast interview we covered a number of topics and Andy sent these links which give a lot more information on the some of the issues we discussed-
Thanks again to Andy and I’m looking forward to trying out some of their products.