|120ºF would actually be mild for Badwater|
Amazingly, he found a gym in Westchester that sports an insane 207ºF sauna, and last night invited me to be his guest.
After a 3-mile treadmill run (that I did in 27:35, by the way), I joined him in the hot room. I took off my shirt and went in wearing only shorts. Tony was wearing a long-sleeve t-shirt with a sweatshirt over it. Gnarly. He'd be in there 25 minutes.
I weighed myself before going in. Took my weight holding a 48-ounce bottle full of fresh cold water.
|Replaced 48oz of water, and still lost half a lb|
Initially curious as to whether I'd be able to handle a mere ten minutes, I surprised myself when I was still there feeling good after 15. I ended up doing the same 25 minutes Tony did, although considerably less dressed. I had finished the entire 48 ounces of water.
Holding the now-empty bottle I took my weight after, and was down 1/2 lb. If a pint of water (16oz) weighs 1 pound, then I sweated out at least 56oz of water in that 25 minutes. I feel extremely conservative in rounding that up to a clean half-gallon, as I was holding a dry towel going in and a wet towel coming out, plus my shorts were soaked.
Yes, I sweated out a half-gallon of water in 25 minutes, and replaced only 48 ounces.
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