- Choose what to drink.
Now you know how much you should be drinking on your ride, the next thing to think about is what to put in your bottle. If a ride is short (less than an hour) or low intensity (just spinning the legs), water is probably just fine. But, if you’re a salty sweater or the ride is going to be a particularly hard or long one, it’s
- Realise there is always an exception to a rule…
Everyone is different. What works for you won’t necessarily work for your mate and to follow a strict hydration plan can be unrealistic. The conditions, the ride and how you’re feeling that day will all impact how much and when to drink, so the most important thing is to listen to your body. If you’re thirsty or feeling foggy and tired after sessions, you need to be drinking more, and if you’re feeling good, you’re probably doing well! And if you’re not sure, it’s best to see a Sports Dietitian who can work out a tailored plan to suit you.