As cyclists and runners we endurance athletes have to deal with all kinds of ridiculous weather.
So I thought I would share with you some of my favorite articles to help you with training and racing in the heat. Here is hoping that you end up feeling less parched than a dried lake bed after reading the articles!
Understanding how to train and race in the heat is a big step to undertake as an athlete. So check out the below article on cooling strategies, how to hydrate prior to, during and post ride or run.
Do you have a go to sports drink? Are you making your own? Do spend much time thinking about what you should be drinking when its hot? You should! Check out the next two articles from PPC and Apex Nutrition. I give out my favorite sports drink recipe which is an adjusted version of Coach Kelli’s sports drink recipe. Also check out Coach Kelli’s excellent article on sodium loading. For those that know and work with Coach Kelli know how much she values Sodium in sports drinks!
In this next article learn from Coach Kelli how to start thinking about hydration tactically to keep your self not only safe in hot conditions but performing at peak fitness!
In the last article I cover a bit more on dealing with all kinds of weather conditions and nutrition strategies leading up to a race day.
I hope that you are staying safe and hydrated during the hot summer months! As usual drop us comment if you have questions and or experience related to any of the articles.
Until next time…
Train Smarter Not Harder