July 29, 2008

Mmmm… Heat!

Filed under: Bike Racing,Training — Andrea @ 1:47 pm

It’s 100 degrees Fahrenheit right now & I’ll be heading out in a couple of hours to practice my hill tactics then join up with the 6:00 Bikes Plus group ride.

Why do I ride in the heat? Acclimatization!

The more time you spend in it, the more tolerant your body becomes. Apparently the race organizers in my area think it’s fun to schedule the women’s races in mid-day time slots. Example: state championship RR this weekend- 11:55 start time followed by a 4:00 time trial. It’s cool, guys… we don’t need time to eat, rest, and rehydrate, or anything…

At least the guys get some heat payback the next day when the pro 1/2 men get to race in their crit at 2:10 :)

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