You’ve been running for miles. You haven’t had a sip nor a drop of water or fluid from your kit. Your throat is parched. Your feet are screaming and your back is aching. But you refuse to sit down, to bend over and take a few seconds to rest. In a race, even seconds count. And by the time you reach the finish line, you’re bathed in your sweat and you guzzle down enough water
to keep an army of cacti alive for days. It’s a very familiar sight.
A number of people who take up distance running as an exercise have done something like this. Sometimes, it may be because some people can’t concentrate on the running if they have to bother guzzling down water while on the run. Others simply don’t feel good drinking water while they run so they would rather do without it. For whatever reason it may be, drinking water like this may have adverse effects
on the body. One common concern is water intoxication.