This post was originally part of Episode 158 released in September of 2015 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.
A couple of weeks ago, there was a story in the New York Times about the risks associated with drinking too much water.
As runners, especially in the summer months, we are encouraged to make sure that we are adequately hydrated, and that we drink regularly during our runs, in an attempt to prevent heat illness and muscle cramping.
But is there such a thing as drinking too much water?
There is, and drinking too much water can actually be more dangerous than not drinking enough.