IRONMAN Chattanooga Weather Forecast

Well, it looking like it is going to be a beautiful day for Sunday's race.  While we will be dodging a few showers Friday and Saturday, Sunday is expected to be clear skies with a high in the mid 70's.  Water temperature is projected to be in the mid to low 70's the morning of the race.

We look forward to seeing everyone out there.  Stop by the Pro Hydration tent after the race to find out more about our recovery solutions!

5 Facts to know about the IRONMAN Chattanooga Race Course

1.      Chattanooga, Tennessee is one of the most picturesque cities in the country.  Dubbed the “Scenic City”, breathtaking views are hard not to miss.  Chattanooga is the fourth-largest city in Tennessee with an estimated population of 171,279 in 2012.  Chattanooga is a very active city with residents often found running or biking throughout the streets or on the myriad of trails found in and around the town.

2.      The swim course is an upstream point to point swim through the Tennessee River.  Racers will pass Audubon Island, an 18.8 acre wildlife sanctuary only accessible via boat.  The island is home to a diverse collection of Tennessee wildlife including songbirds, turkeys, owls, foxes, and is a nesting place for osprey and blue heron.  For more information about Audubon Island click here:  http://www.chattanoogaaudubon.org/audubon-island.html

3.      The bike course heads south of the beautiful city of Chattanooga and into the north Georgia mountains.  Riders will climb a total of 4800 feet with a max elevation of 1161 feet.  As you fly along the course, take a moment to observe some of the breathtaking mountain-scape views.

4.      The run course heads north along the Tennessee River and back through the northern downtown part of the city.  Racers will climb a total of 1400 feet throughout the 26.2 mile course.

5.      Hospitality.  In addition to the over 4,000 volunteers who are needed to pull off an event of this magnitude, there will be tens of thousands of people that will line the course cheering athletes on.  As you are reaching the final stretch, be sure to flash a smile back at the folks who are doing all they can to cheer you on.

We at Pro Hydration hope that everyone has a great race and preforms at their best!

Vitamin B12 and Athletic Performance

Vitamin B12 Absorption and Mature Athletes

"Getting too little B12 can lead to anemia, a deficiency of red blood cells, which is a condition that can cause you to feel tired and weak. When you don’t absorb enough B12 from your food to make red blood cells, your body’s oxygen capacity decreases, along with your endurance."

Read here about the importance of B12 to athletes and how your absorption rate decreases as you age. 

Source: https://www.insidetracker.com/blog/post/46...

Dehydration Can Increase Driver Inattention and Fatigue

When Drinking Helps Driving: Dehydration May Boost Driver Error

This study done in the U.K. says, "the error rate in the dehydrated state was comparable to driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08%, the legal limit in most U.S. states". Don't put you or your passengers at risk by ignoring your hydration levels while driving! 

*Note: This link has multiple articles as you scroll down. This article ends with the blue link to the official study saying "Mild hypohydration increases the frequency of driver errors during a prolonged, monotonous driving task".

Source: http://www.wsj.com/articles/when-drinking-...

Things to Know About Hydration

Everything You Need to Know About Staying Hydrated

This article gives a basic overview of why you need to be hydrated, how to determine if you are hydrated or not, and some tips on staying hydrated. We know how important hydration is and we want to help you hydrate in the fastest most efficient way possible through IV treatments, but you have to be educated before finding the best hydration method for you. 

Source: http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nut...