Ocean Swimming and Electrolyte Replacement
Our resident nonfiction writer extraordinaire Elaine Howley @emkhowley just published an informative article examining whether ocean swimmers should be including electrolyte replacement in their nutrition plans. Read it here:
There’s an insidious and potentially dangerous misconception floating around in the marathon swimming community: For swims like the English Channel that take place in cold, ocean water, swimmers don’t need to worry about electrolyte replacement.
This concept has been perpetuated by a handful of well-respected people in the community and is based on the incorrect assumption that swimmers who train and compete in cold water won’t sweat and thereby won’t deplete their electrolyte stores.
Well-written as always, Elaine!