Heat is the enemy of peak triathlon performance. Use this 3-part guide to constructing your personal hot weather race strategy.
In part 1, learn proven ways on how to prepare for the heat. Keep in mind that acclimatization can take 14 days, so plan accordingly. Not surprisingly, attention to your hydration is paramount.
Then apply this preparation to your performance. Understand the negative impact heat has on your gut, and design a race-day plan for ingesting calories and fluid.
Finally, don’t neglect recovery! Implement proper post-exercise protocols in hot weather and you’ll be ready for your next workout or event sooner than ever.
By having a plan for heat and practicing your strategy for racing in the heat, you’ll arrive at your next triathlon with a competitive advantage.