My wife has gotten back into running (former college track and cross athlete). She has been training for 1/2 marathons, so she goes on some long, hard runs through the week. For those runs, I’ve been mixing up a serving of Plazma for her. She typically drinks about 1/2 to 3/4 before the run and finishes the rest on the drive home. At this point the runs are not quite long enough to bring along drinks. I usually mix the single Plazma serving in more water than the label suggests (~900 mL).
I’m wondering a couple of things. Is a single serving of Plazma overkill or perhaps underkill, she’s about 140 lb? Since she currently is splitting the serving pre and post run, would it be better to cut the volume of water down to the label suggestion (500 mL) to be able to finish the whole serving of Plazma before the run?
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CS will certainly give you a more educated, official answer but i’ll give you my 2cents FWIW.
A serving of Plazma is certainly not overkill, i don’t think for the hard training athlete there is such a thing as too much Plazma! For the aspect of performance and recovery its really invaluable.
If taking along something during the run is out of the picture, i’d definitely say its better to get that full dose in 15min prior to the run. To really kick start recovery, on the way home have another full serving of Plazma or a serving of MAG-10. How much is going to be up to her, experiment to see which gives the best recovery, performance, etc
You could always look into the RTD Plazma bottles as the would save some prep time. Or even taking along a Finibar for during the race. But as for you cutting the liquid volume, definitely stay with at least the recommended volumes, Biotest feels they are the minimum of what you should have with more being perfectly fine. So, whatever level feels best for her, go with it as long as its in those parameters.