I’m not an expert but the theory has that for every kilo you weigh you should drink 35ml of water. So 82kg x 35ml is 2.8lt of water daily. About 0.8 comes from fluids in food so I need to drink 2lt daily. Since I’m also running I should increase this by 50% on non training days. (On training days it should be double)
This is an insane quantity for me!
My routine till now was to have a bowl of cereal in the morning with milk (about 200ml) and this was my morning fluid intake. During the day I would have maybe one glass of water till I came back from work at about 5pm. By that time I either had a mild headache and dry lips. For the remaining of the day I would maybe drink another 3 glasses of water, juice or a soft drink.
Today I decided to do it right and start drinking the right amount daily. I know how important hydration is but…
I just came back from interval run and omg! I am drenched…now I know why I need all this water.
So this is another goal to the list.
By the 6th of April, Marathon day I shall:
- make a habit of drinking water
- lose 4kg of fat
- run a PB.
Next goal, stretching.