News

  • 2015 January

    During the 2014 Awards ceremony of the Audax Club Parisien, the PBP2015 brochure is distributed to attendees
  • 2014 October

    The PBP 2015 will start from the Velodrome National
  • 2014 January

    During the 2013 Awards ceremony of the Audax Club Parisien, the first PBP2015 brochures are distributed to attendees.
  • 2013 December

    The PBP 2015 will be hosted under the auspice of the FFCT. A partnership agreement is signed during the FFCT's General Assembly in Biarritz.
  • 2013 July

    A framework agreement between the ACP and the Urban Community of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines is signed.
  • 2013 May

    Robert Lepertel, Architect of the Modern PBP, dies at 88
  • 2013 February

    All the chekpoints of the Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur are OK for the next edition in 2015.

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P.B.P. : Key steps to a proper hydration (part 1)

No matter what your personal goals are, some hydration rules are essential :

1) TAKE YOUR ENERGY FLUID FROM THE START OF THE PHYSICAL EFFORT

Dehydration seriously compromises your chances of finishing a cycling event during intense endurance events. It may seem unreal to start drinking your energy fluid only 10 minutes after the start but dehydration can start much time before you feel thirsty! Always take your energy fluid early during the race, before the thirst sensation appears, in small sips of 5 to 10cl and as regularly as possible.

2) NEVER DRINK MORE THAN 5 TO 10 CL AT A TIME

It is useless to drink large quantities of fluid at a time as your body is only able to assimilate small quantities of liquid. The adequate amount of energy fluid per hour of effort is around 500ml.

3) DRINK REGULARLY

Drinking small quantities as regularly as possible will allow a good cellular hydration. In very hot weather conditions, the amount drunk each time should not be increased but you should try to drink more regularly and sprinkle water on yourself to lower your body temperature.

You can plan for a backpack flask (in addition to your usual water bottles) filled with your energy fluid (HYDRIXIR or HYDRIXIR + MALTO), leaving the use of your water bottles for the carriage of liquid meals such as ADEP or 640 or even plain MALTO.

4) KEEP PLAIN WATER FOR EXTERNAL HYDRATION

Plain water has no energy value and will promote the excretion of sodium. By trying to quench your thirst by drinking plain water, you will find yourself streaming with sweat and still thirsty! OVERSTIM.s energy fluids have been specially designed to insure the right energy and mineral supply.
However, water can be used in association with an OVERSTIM.s energy gel (ENERGIX, ANTIOXIDANT GEL, RED TONIC Sprint Air)

5) PLAN FOR A VARIETY OF FLAVOURS

Try to alternate different flavours of energy fluid every hour. If you feel that your body can take no more sweet flavours chose a neutral, salty or bitter flavoured drink (such as HYDRIXIR bitter tonic or ADEP) to be able to maintain your energy intake. Those flavours should be taken for at least one hour as well to help overcome this sugar saturation.

6) NEVER TAKE SALT TABLETS (sodium tablets)

Proper sports food and fluids provide the necessary amount of salt for long distance efforts. If other traditional food is used during an event, they might need an extra salting (always in small quantities).
Salt tablets provide very large amounts of sodium, which can cause problems such as water retention. Moreover, they also seem to temporary dismiss a more serious problem: dehydration but does not resolve it.

7) ACID FREE PRODUCTS

Always try to avoid products containing acid ingredients as they will sooner or later induce stomach pains having negative effects on your performance. Even though the pH (acid measure of fluids) of most energy drinks is not mentioned, most of them are unfortunately very acid (pH<4!). Choose a neutral pH drink like HYDRIXIR isotonic energy fluid which has a pH of 7 just like any other of the OVERSTIM.s energy fluids (640, ENDURANCE Drink, ).

More information about the OVERSTIM.s products on www.overstims.com