Josh-D. S. Davis

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SALTY!
Josh 2014
joshdavis
Summary: I need way more salt while biking. Food and electrolyte drinks are not enough. I probably need 2 grams per hour. Must remember to add salt at food stops.

Narrative: I've always liked salt, and my BP has been on par with my activity levels. It's amazing I did not realize I sweat out more salt than average.

Research showed about a gram of salt per litre of sweat on average. I just stuck with that, but it was not enough.

I tend to cramp up pretty badly after long rides, and even though I have electrolyte drinks, or food, even salty things. Mostly I focus on calories though, since mid-ride dropout is more of an issue than cramps duringbthe ride.

Well, yesterday, first cramp sucked, so I added a big pinch of salt to ride with butter. Three servings, and I finally got to the point if it tasting a little too salty.

Muscles sore, but no cramps in 20 hours.

I had ham today, and still want movie popcorn.
http://omnitech.net/xaminmo/2014/06/22/salty/
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