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How to Use the New Gx Sweat Patch

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.

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What You Need To Know About Hyponatremia

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.

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3 Coach Accounts of Mental Race Strategy

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.

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Racing in the Heat

Despite pre-race Heat Acclimation training along with applying good hydration and thermoregulation strategies while exercising in the heat, there may come a time when you find yourself overheating.

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Heat Acclimation

If you have an early season race and/or will be racing in a climate that is significantly warmer than the climate in which you train, acclimating to that hot environment prior to race day is a key factor in success.

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Time Management Mastery: Interview with Alexis Barnes

I was tired of people yelling “on your left” when I was on the bike, and I made the decision to commit because I wanted to be one of those people yelling “on your left.” It helped me focus everything, including my schedule. I was able to say “I’ve decided I want to make this a priority so I’m going to work to fit this into my schedule.”

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NYX Nuggets

As we add Nuggets every month, we’ll keep the running list here for you to reference.

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Does Spirituality Fit Into Sport?

“When I’m in the dark places of the run, I know that through suffering – it’s deeper than just a silver lining, it’s deeper than “I can get a medal.” You’re learning something about yourself through the suffering that you could not learn otherwise. And that’s redemptive because you discover qualities of character that would have been latent if you hadn’t gone through it.”

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Celebrating Black Athletes

The following athletes paved the way for others to follow in their footsteps. They chose relentless progress in the face of racism, in sports that had not previously allowed space for their excellence.

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