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Software developer, ultrarunner, dad.


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comment During a race, how often should I drink water?
Cerainly hyponatremia is a big concern, thus my suggestion to not just wing it, but to do a sweat test. I think I would turn it around - the problem with hyponatremia in athletic events is not drinking too much water, it's drinking too much water in relation to the amount of electrolytes ingested. That being said, there are two things in play here...I think the number of people who drink too little overwhelmingly dwarfs the number who over-drink in long races. But point well taken, over drinking without minding your electrolytes can lead to a life threatening situation.
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answered Benefits of compression apparel
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answered What are the main advantages of sit-on-top kayaks? What makes them so popular?
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answered Why do I get out of breath so quickly when swimming?
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comment Why do I get out of breath so quickly when swimming?
How comfortable are you in the water? It sounds to me more like nerves than anything physical. Also, are you counting 1 stroke as one right+left arm motion? Because if you are breathing every 1 (right/left) stroke and you aren't going really fast, you might actually be hyperventilating. You might want to slow down your breathing some.
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answered Rules around shepherding in football
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comment Walking the ball across the line for a goal
Hmmm... I read through the FIFA laws of the game, and couldn't find a clear prohibition. But it would probably fall under dangerous play. Same for sitting on a ball in play, or lying on top of it.