Most pre-race athletes can be found double-fisting water bottles. But there’s no need to compulsively chug fluids – it won’t let you skip aid stations during the race. “You are not a camel,” says Fitzgerald. “You cannot store vast quantities of water with which to forestall dehydration during tomorrow’s race.” Drink normal amounts of water the day before. When you’re hoping for as many uninterrupted hours of sleep as possible, overdoing it will only add extra nighttime bathroom trips.
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