Endura Sports Nutrition is the official supplier of on course hydration for the Gold Coast Marathon. Lemon lime Endura Rehydration Performance Fuel will be available at aid stations and the Nu-Pure Recovery Area. Endura gels (11 flavours including three new varieties) will also be supplied at the 30.5km aid station in the Gold Coast Marathon.
Endura Rehydration Formula is designed to improve your performance through the rapid replacement of fluid and electrolytes. It is recommended that if you plan to use the lemon and lime Endura Rehydration Formula on race day, you should ‘train’ with this product prior to the event.
Visit Aid Stations, Personal Refreshments & Medical for more information.
How do I hydrate before my race?
It sounds obvious, but staying hydrated is the foundation of peak performance. Yet surprisingly, a recent study of professional athletes found that up to 50% were dehydrated even before exercise! Ensuring you are properly hydrated on race day begins days and weeks in the lead up.
Practise your hydration strategy in training and keep an eye on your hydration status in the days before and after a run. You can gauge your fluid loss by weighing yourself before and after a run or for a simpler option just keep an eye on the colour of your pee. The general rules – the darker the colour, the more dehydrated you are. Aim for a light straw colour.
Hydration isn’t just about during and after a run. Sip on an isotonic hydration/electrolyte formula in the days leading up to the event to ensure your hydration and electrolyte levels are at their peak. If you’re carb-loading, Endura Performance Fuel ticks the box with 20 g per dose, but if you prefer carbs from other sources try Endura’s Low Carb hydration formula.