Extreme heat and humidity ruin the races of even the best triathletes. As the body overheats, it becomes a less efficient machine so, naturally, it slows down.
Master coach Matt Dixon, founder of Purple Patch Fitness, shares his step-by-step formula for preparing for your best possible performance in the heat. His protocol focuses on increasing blood plasma volume and maintaining oxygen carrying capacity.
There’s plenty to learn here, but we were especially interested in his explanation of why (and how) he utilizes heat adaptation sessions in only the easier workouts.
If you’re planning to race this summer (and most of us are), then this is required reading.
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