Competing in heat

English: Everyone take a drink
English: Everyone take a drink (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Not sure what is new in guidelines. They are repeating more or less known facts:

  • acclimatisation (at least one week, experts recommend two weeks, but your milage may vary)
  • drink with added sodium (salt) – I still tend to drink when the aid station appears or when I feel thirsty. Although I see more and more recommendations to drink before thirst. Oh, well.
  • use external cooling (ice, pouring water …)
  • cooling down before and after the event

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