Solution: Runners need to pay attention to what and how much they're drinking before, during and after exercise. Even if the weather is cold, you still need it make sure you stay hydrated. Here are some simple rules for drinking and running:
- You should take in 6 to 8 ounces of fluid every 20 minutes during your runs. During longer workouts (90 minutes or more), some of your fluid intake should include a sports drink (like Gatorade) to replace lost sodium and other minerals (electrolytes).
- Don't forget to rehydrate with water or a sports drink after your run. You should drink 20 to 24 fl oz. of water for every pound lost. If your urine is dark yellow after your run, you need to keep rehydrating. It should be a light lemonade color.