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7 people found this helpful
on 4 September 2012
I don't normally write reviews but the one star review below prompted me to defend this excellent book. It's well written and exceptionally well referenced, Noakes lays out his case logically and methodically, with a body of evidence and data that really is hard to dispute.
As an endurance runner I've always believed in hydration, hydration, hydration. Since reading this book and further exploring the subject on the internet I've began taking less and less water and I've found now that on training runs around 2-3 hours I can go without really needing a sip, I still carry a small hand held water bottle for now. In competition in the past I have suffered very bad stomach problems that I put down to nerves, over eating, the sun... Many different reasons, but I never thought that it could have anything to do with the 2 litres of liquid sloshing around in my stomach...
I would seriously recommend this book to anyone who runs marathons or ultras and is looking to do this as healthily as possible.