Hydration and Performance Advice for Athletes

110 articles written by Andy Blow

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How getting older affects your performance and what you can do about it

Getting slower is a subject I think about often and it has been in evidence for me personally for about a decade now, but I feel I'm starting to get to grips with it. Here's my thoughts...

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How to not screw up your winter training camp

Off season training camps are a great way to build up fitness and break up the monotony of winter training. Here's how to get the most of them.

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4 ways to master drinking at the London Marathon

Getting fluids in without choking or spilling most of it down your front whilst running is not an easy task! Here's some advice on how to master drinking on the move during the London Marathon…

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Are your training habits bad for your heart?

Little is known of the effect long-term participation in, endurance sport has on your heart. Some friends have suffered with cardiovascular issues and I've reflected on my approach to training...

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Avoiding injury and maintaining consistency when training for an ‘ultra’

Tips on how to get your training done whilst minimising the risk of injury.

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Andy tries Go Faster Foods' Go Bites

Andy Blow reviews Go Faster Foods' Go Bites to see how they might fit in with his nutrition strategy for endurance racing.

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The different types of Sweat Test and why you should have one

Understanding what you're losing in your sweat can help you unlock potentially massive performance gains...

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How precise does your hydration plan really need to be?

Is it possible to calculate exactly how much you need to drink during your next race?

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Why we put the 'relative sodium concentration' of our drinks on the front of the packet

It enables you to easily match the fluid you’re putting back in (i.e. your electrolyte drink) with the concentration of the fluid you’re losing through sweating. Click to learn more!

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How to measure your sweat rate to improve your hydration strategy

Everything you need to calculate your sweat losses inc. a free downloadable spreadsheet plus a guide on how to use the data to optimise your hydration plan!

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How to estimate how much sodium you lose in your sweat

To nail hydration, you need to understand 2 things: 1. how much you’re sweating & 2. how much salt you’re losing in that sweat. This blog will help you with that last one!

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Does having clear urine really mean you're well hydrated?!

Recent research has cast doubt over how valid using urine markers alone to monitor your hydration status might be...