Today was a pretty hot day to be riding but I did okay. Ever since we got heat exhaustion last week, Stef has been searching the interwebs for ways to keep cool while riding. Here are some of the things she found as well as some other ideas:
~Soak a bandana and wear it under your helmet. Re-wet it periodically.
~Put ice in a bandana and wear it around your neck. Keep re-wetting after the ice melts.
~Put your water in the freezer.
~Wet your clothes when you can.
~Use lots of sunscreen. Getting burned dehydrates you.
~Drink until you can feel the water sloshing around in your tummy. Drink more when the feeling goes away.
~Drink enough so that you have to pee at least once an hour.
~Choose a shady route.
~If you stop, be sure to be in the shade.
These are just a few ideas. Please post any other ideas you know of in the comments. We're always looking for new ones.
In other news, I saw the podiatrist today. She set me up with an over the counter orthodic and recommended I get road shoes for my bike. She gave me a whole lot of stretching to do, said I should replace the shoes I wear in the shop every six months and said when I'm ready to start running, it should be no problem.