Ep 62: Andy Blow, Co-Founder of Precision Hydration on How to Calculate Sweat Rate and Hydrating Optimally
Andy Blow, the co-Founder of Precision Hydration, is a Sports Scientist with a degree in Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Bath. In this episode of Run with Fitpage, Andy talks about hydration and fueling with our host Vikas Singh.
00:26 – About this episode
04:08 – Welcome Andy to the show!
05:25 – Andy talks about himself
08:00 – Hydration requirement for runners in addition to water
11:23 – How should runners work on their sweat replenishment?
18:40 – Hydrating in hot and humid conditions
26:30 – How should people deal with hypernatremia?
30:03 – How should a beginner fuel themselves in their first race?
34:09 – How can a runner know that week after week before a race, they are getting dehydrated?
43:11 – Andy’s advice to runners
Andy Blow is a Sports Scientist and the founder of Precision Fuel & Hydration. Andy was formerly an elite-level triathlete who can count a couple of top-10 IRONMAN finishes and an Xterra Age-Group World title to his name. It was during his racing career that he discovered how personalizing your own carb, electrolyte, and fluid intake can make such a big difference to performance, and this led to him setting up precisionfuelandhydration.com – a company that specializes in helping athletes nail their fueling and hydration strategies for training and competing. Andy has a BSc (Hons) degree in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Bath, UK. He currently lives in Christchurch, Dorset, in the UK with his wife Lucy and their 2 young children Bobby and Bethany.
About Vikas Singh:
Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale and Reliance before coming up with the idea of democratizing fitness knowledge and helping beginners get on a fitness journey. Vikas is an avid long-distance runner, building fitpage to help people learn, train, and move better.
For more information on Vikas, or to leave any feedback and requests, you can reach out to him via the channels below:
LinkedIn: Vikas Singh
About the Podcast: Run with Fitpage
This podcast series is built to bring science and research from the endurance sports industry. These may help you learn and implement these in your training, recovery, and nutrition journey. We invite coaches, exercise scientists, researchers, nutritionists, doctors, and inspiring athletes to come and share their knowledge and stories with us. So, whether you’re just getting started with running or want to get better at it, this podcast is for you!
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