These are the stories six individual accounts from the first NYX Team Race: Ironman 70.3 St. George. The format of each experience is different. The humanity within each experience is shared, and through the witnessing, amplified.
Previously there was no way to do an at-home hydration test that ALSO measures your sodium concentration. For long-course racing, getting your fluid replacement and sodium replacement rates dialed in correctly can be the difference between a great day and a lousy one.
Electrolytes, as far as we athletes should be concerned, refer mainly to sodium (Na+) and potassium (K+). Na+ and K+ are very tightly regulated in the body. If an imbalance occurs, bad things happen. The most common and most dangerous electrolyte abnormality in endurance athletes is hyponatremia. In this article, I will discuss what hyponatremia is, what causes it, why should we care about it, and how can we avoid it.
In the same way that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to physical training, mental race strategy should reflect what we each need to be successful. The 3 NYX Endurance coaches lay out their individual mental game plans. Their strategies reflect how they approach racing as athletes, not as coaches.