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The use of glycerol to aid in hydration during long, outdoor events
Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 10:22 AM
Joined: 5/24/2012
Posts: 19

In light of the extreme heat covering most of the country in the past few months, how could someone train to hydrate prior to and during a long outdoor event (triathlon, marathon, adventure race, etc.) when it is not always practical to do to all exercise indoors? I have heard of glycerol being used. Is this a safe alternative to water and electrolytes, mainly sodium)?

Posted on behalf of the NMBC Executive Council