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and all the boards did shrink

2005-04-14 20:19:13.309696+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

I'm a big believer in drinking lots of water. "Piss clear" is the motto, and I credit my weight loss to retraining myself to drink water when I thought I was hungry. However, too much water can be deadly. Something to think about, especially since I'm signed up for a 31 mile hike on May 7th.

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-04-15 13:57:42.497642+00 by: ebradway

Are you doing 31 miles in one day? I guess it's not that bad if you aren't carrying much weight. My experience in the Rockies carrying an avaerage of 45lbs was that anything over 15 miles caused my feet to start hurting in ways I didn't know they could. Part of that was that my Chaco boots seemed to turn into socks (loosing all support) after 15 miles. Ironically, my Chaco Z2 sandals provided much better arch support.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-04-15 15:57:11.825177+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, it's one day, supported every 10 miles or so, so it'll be just water and moleskin. The most I've ever done in a day before is in the low 20s, but that was at altitude with almost a mile of vertical (Half Dome from Yosemite Valley floor), this is at sea level with less than a thousand feet vertical.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-04-15 17:39:38.685648+00 by: meuon

In that report: the problem people gained 7 to 11 POUNDS by drinking too much water during a race? Approx 7 lbs per gallon, that's essentially a gallon to a gallon and a half of EXTRA water. Which my guessing says they drank two to four gallons during the race? Wow. That's a lot of water.

But Dan, if you can do 31 miles in a day.. (Wow!) have fun!