There’s been quite a bit of chat on other threads about high temperatures in this summer’s IM events. I’ve been looking on, in horror, at the temperatures that Switzerland will be having this week and although my event is 4 weeks out, it’s still a bit disconcerting to see such high temperatures. I was mentally prepared for potentially high 20s / low 30s but the prospect of temperatures in the mid to high 30s seems like a very real possibility.
I’ve struggled in the heat in the past. Last year I did a 600km audax and even at a very steady pace I was struggling to keep food down when the temperature hit the mid 30s. So I was wondering what tips or techniques people have used to help them cope? One of the main things I’m going to do is to not use a trisuit. I’m going to use my club bike top which is quite airy then in T2 use a baggy running top to try to get as much air over my skin as possible, to aid cooling.
Sun cream? Is P20 still the triathletes’ sun cream of choice?