Was literally floored one day during summer 2019 with that. There were likely three contributing factors, of which the biggest culprit was probably hydration – or lack thereof. The other two factors are always there, age (57 now, 56 then) and lots of all of the vegetables that are considered usual culprits as you list: spinach, red beets, carrots (usually all of these every day). But it hit me during a hotter period coinciding with longer runs, for which up to maybe 3 hours I just don’t like carrying anything. Which points at hydration as being the main factor. So far a one-time deal.
I am a lifelong athlete (late 40s) who has suffered from kidney stones (calcium oxalate) on multiple occasions. My most recent bout was so unpleasant that I am looking to do anything to avoid forming more.
As I age and transition to more endurance based activities I worry that I am setting myself up for disaster.
My doctor said to do 4 things; water, water, water, calcium. I did some reading on oxalates and it appears all of the foods that are extremely high are the typical antioxidants everyone recommends, dark green leafy veg, nuts, beets, carrots…
Are any other athletes battling this scourge and if so, what is your dietary and hydration strategy?
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