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  • Drinking water too fast absorbed
  • Is v8 good to drink in hot climates?

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    05-20-2012, 02:14 PM
  #61
Trained
I thought it was wine.........

Now I know. Pretty interesting.
     
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    05-20-2012, 03:53 PM
  #62
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Just FWIW - if I try to hydrate with sports drinks, I need to dilute them roughly 1 part drink to 4 parts water.

What seems to work much better for me here in southern Arizona after a run is to drink 6-8 ounces of milk, and then drink plain water at no more than 1 glass every 30 minutes. The milk seems to provide electrolytes in a form my body accepts better than the sports drinks and I'm not getting a ton of processed sugar or HFCS along with it.

And if I drink water too fast, it just goes on through and doesn't get absorbed.
     
    05-20-2012, 04:16 PM
  #63
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They do custom embroidery so you are good to go with the Mogen David!!! Woot!!!

By the way, Grandma used Mogen David wine in her fruitcakes - thanks for the nerdy flashback.
     
    05-20-2012, 05:15 PM
  #64
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I drink as much water as my belly will hold before I ride, really I force it in, then if I am riding more than 2-3 hours, I can drink more water.

On a all day ride, I will drink a sports drink at lunch, and mid afternoon, but only the sugarfree kind and cut at least half water. Another good drink to bring is V8, one can followed by water can really perk me up.

I snack on some kind of nuts for the salt & energy.

I prefer the cool-max type fabric because it is beastly humid here and that is the best for wicking in high humidity. All cotton shirts feel like I have put on a coat...HOT & HEAVY.

For the horses, they get electrolytes (plain no flavor kind) sprinkled over their food daily in the summer, I cut back if I see salt on their back, increase it a day or two before and after a long ride.

Plus I hose the horses after every ride, and add in a scoop of blue analgesic gel (dollar tree $1) in the water to help cool them down fast if they worked hard. That stuff cuts thru dirt and sweat really well.
     
    05-20-2012, 05:25 PM
  #65
Trained
Good point about hosing the horses. Not just that -- we need to keep in mind that if we are about to die of a heat stroke, they probably are too.

If I drink huge amounts of water before I ride, I have to find a nice bush to get behind to pee........
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    05-20-2012, 06:45 PM
  #66
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Originally Posted by Celeste    
Good point about hosing the horses. Not just that -- we need to keep in mind that if we are about to die of a heat stroke, they probably are too.

If I drink huge amounts of water before I ride, I have to find a nice bush to get behind to pee........
Ha ha, yeah, I thought at first I would have to pee a lot, but it doesn't happen! I pee first, then drink, then ride. You have to train your body to it, but really your belly is the easiest & most efficient way to carry water...I read that somewhere...
     
    05-20-2012, 11:47 PM
  #67
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Originally Posted by AnitaAnne    
You have to train your body to it ...
You must be younger than I am.........................
     
    05-20-2012, 11:58 PM
  #68
Trained
Celeste I fully understand. Your bladder does not hold things as long after a certain age. Not that either of us is that certain age. Its something that I have heard about. On one of my frequent stops at the restroom. LOL Shalom
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    05-21-2012, 12:04 AM
  #69
Trained
QOS nerdy flashbacks are always on the house.
By the way you know that cheap wine MD 20 20? The MD stands for Mogen David. My people know how to party.
I have noticed that the arabians handle the heat much better thatn the QH's and TBs here. However I have one champagne palomino gelding.
He has pink skin and handles the heat very well.
What type sunscreen would be good for him? I have been using SPF of at least 50. Shalom
     
    05-21-2012, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Celeste    
You must be younger than I am.........................
No, don't think so...I sweat it all out...it is like a sauna outside
     

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