March 7, 2013 free podcast: Is Decaf Coffee Healthy, Can You Have Too Much Iron, How Often Should You Pee On The Bike, How To Stop Chafing When You're Running, What Happens To Your Gut When You Get Too Hot During Exercise, Fish vs. Fish Oil…and More!
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Chris asks @ 00:14:10
I have to urinate frequently while training and racing, last weekend I had to go 3 times in the first 25 miles of a ride. That will just annoy me in my IM in may. What are some things I can try, eliminate or experiment with to get in front of this. Is it just too much water that I drink leading up to long workouts? Too much water the night before? Maybe too much water and not enough elecotrolytes? Maybe excess sodium in my diet is causing me over drink during the week? Last year I had to make pit stops in my two “A” races.
Misty asks 00:20:32
Any thoughts on auto urine therapy? I know its an ancient practice among some cultures, and people have even survived on their own urine when there was nothing else around. I am wondering if you have any thoughts on it for detox, immune and general health.
Angela asks 00:26:30
I wanted to see if you have a solution for friction burns on the upper arms while running. If I do any distance over 7km, I seem to get burns under my arms and they are so painful.
Dushan wrote 00:30:10
I've always avoided decaf because I heard that the chemicals they use in the process are bad for you. Then I heard about Swiss water decaf, which doesn't use chemicals, but is expensive. Then I talked to a coffee rep. at Costco who told me that they wash their decaffeinated coffee and none of the chemicals remain. My wife also read that the chemicals evaporate at 190 degrees and coffee gets roasted at 350. She also read that rats were tested with the chemical with no effects. Any thoughts?
Gareth asks 00:38:47
I recently got diagnosed with Hemochromatosis (High Iron Levels) with very high transferrin saturation but average ferritin levels. It's hereditary. It's easy to find allot written online in relation to the impact of low Iron levels on Endurance athletes but I cant find much information on the impact of high Iron levels. Can you offer any advice? Is it a benefit or drawback? I'm a runner doing mostly 5K and 10K distances and I average 70 miles a week.
Cheri asks 00:46:36
This year I entered a my 4th 100 mile race ~ It was 93 degrees come race day & at mile 34 the Aidstation ran out of water!! I went approx 10 miles in 93 degrees with no water. I continued on to mile 50 but stopped due major brain fog & sweating heavy when walking. It took me about 3 weeks to get “mentally” back to normal. They say that once you have “heatstroke” you are more prone to having it again. If I acclimatize myself prior to going into a race (if I know it'll be hot), Will I have the possibility of feeling the same even if i'm hydrated?
~ In my response to Cheri, I recommend my recent USAT webinar on heat acclimation methods.