Note to self: never try 3 Ironman races in a month… oh wait, look! There’s another one next week!
There has been hardly anything in sport that I went on fearing the outcome. Surely, I was afraid of my first Ironman but not on a physical matter, I knew I could walk a marathon if I had to. This past week I was faced with something unknown: I would be racing two full Ironman distance races spread out by 7 days and I picked one of the hardest courses on the Ironman circuit as a second race – Ironman Bolton/UK. I raced IM UK mostly for the challenge and I could drive to the race venue.
Having lived in Phoenix, Arizona, for the past three years and recently being in the Middle East, I have had my fair share of training/living in the heat. And while we all are affected by the heat differently, there is some information I’ve gathered that could help you deal with the heat better and maybe even take the benefits of extended periods of exposure to it.