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Cycling in the Heat, Part 1: Ride Management and Part 2: Hydration Management
Coach John Hughes has twice won the Furnace Creek 508, racing 508 miles including through Death Valley, one of the hottest places on earth! He has finished the Race Across AMerica across the southern US in August. These two eArticles share what he has learned from decades of riding and coaching.
1.) Cycling in the Heat, Part 1: Ride Management: In 19 pages Coach Hughes explains why you get hot—the ambient temperature isn’t the primary reason! He covers how to acclimate to heat, tactics to ride in the heat, the best clothing and nutrition choices for hot days, how to cool off if you overheat. He teaches you about heat-related health conditions and how to avoid them.
2.) Cycling in the Heat, Part 2: Hydration Management: In 21 pages Coach Hughes explains how sweat cools you and how to assess your sweat rate and composition. He then teaches you what you need to know to develop a personal hydration strategy. He starts with how much and what you should you drink? He then covers what electrolytes you need and pros and cons of getting these electrolytes from replacement drinks, supplements, and food. He finishes by describing hydration-related problems.
Coach Hughes; Cycling in the Heat bundle combines the latest scientific research and his wealth of riding and coaching experience to prepare you to ride when you are hot. Whether you live in a hot region or a cooler area his excellent eArticles will help you reach your goals whether you ride for health, fitness or to toast your club mates on the weekend ride.