In summer, bike races are taken place alot around the world. Whether you have to practice and prepare for those races or you just want to cycle to improve your health. So how to practice in hot weather like this? Let’s explore some great ways to have effective training sessions!
- Drink plenty of water and electrolytes when cycling
You should bring water every time you ride, even when pedaling for a few dozen minutes. Avoid drinking too much cold water once, as it can cause cramps that prevent you from cycling. Instead, try drinking water regularly to meet your energy metabolism needs. You should not wait until you feel thirsty to drink, your body will be exhausted before you get home.
If you ride for more than an hour, bring electrolyte water. Sodium content in electrolyte water helps the body avoid dehydration, so drink electrolyte water during the cycle!
- Shape the training path
The wise will always think about where they will practice before they start sitting on the saddle. Choose a route with many trees or roads that hold high-rise buildings. These areas will have lots of shade, protect you from the extreme sunlight in the hot summer. You should not cycle between crowded roads, the temperature there will be hotter than usual and they make you feel difficult to breathe because of dust. Prioritize the beautiful roads with tree shadows, they will make you feel more excited to practice!
- Ideal time for cycling
Avoid cycling outside at high temperatures between 10 am and 4 pm, you can start cycling to practice in the early morning or late afternoon. If you start in the early morning, you will enjoy fresh, cool air and will feel more energetic when you pedal at other times.
For those who do not like to get up early, maybe late afternoon is an ideal time for you to practice cycling to improve handling techniques, increase your durability. In the late afternoon, the temperature will soften somewhat. However, when the sunset comes and everything around you becomes dark, you should remember to bring a bicycle light to always see the road while practicing as well as signaling to other vehicles on the road.