Flying in to Tokyo.
Gatorade and Nigel Sylvester put together a trip to Tokyo as part of their Go All Day theme. The idea behind the trip was to ride all over Tokyo and have Gatorade monitor everything from our hydration levels to the distance we rode to learn more about BMX, and what our bodies go though on a typical day of riding. Because of the weather, security, and bike problems, we didn’t get to ride as much as we planned, but we still had an amazing time. I posted a video from the trip a few weeks back and if you missed it, you can check it out here.
Once we got back from the trip, Gatorade sent over a pdf with all the info they collected while we were riding… I don’t really quite understand everything they sent over, but what I do understand is pretty interesting… and since I have all the info, I might as well let you guys check it out, so keep reading to check out all the photos and all the info.
Initial Hydration Assessment (USG): Day 1 – 1.016, Day 2 – 1.022. They said I was decently hydrated on day 1, but not so much on day 2. Sweat Rate (l/h): Day 1 – 0.53, Day 2 – 0.53. Fluid Balance: Day 1 – 0% hydration, Day 2 – 0.19% dehydration. Apparently I did a good job maintaining hydration. They said the goal is to maintain your body weight dehydration of 2% or more can effect your riding.
On the first day, we only hit one spot for an hour and a half and rode 2.4 miles. My heart rate was at an average of 134 bpm for the day with a maximum of 205 bpm. The second day, we rode all over the city for about 3 and a half hours and put in 8.5 miles. My heart rate on the second day was at an average of 113 bpm with a maximum of 186 bpm.
It’s pretty interesting to check all this stuff out and to learn about how much being hydrated effects your body, because there have been so many times where I’ll ride all day and barely drink anything…
Since the weather didn’t really work out for us, we spent a bunch of time shopping and checking out Tokyo. The city is amazing and I can’t wait to get back. I just want to give a huge thanks to Nigel and everyone at Gatorade for putting this trip together! Hope you enjoy the photos!!