Sweat And Hydration

GTN Presents: Sweat Testing and Hydration

BY Susan Legacki

In this episode of GTN’s “Triathlon Training Explained,” they look at hydration and show how sweat tests work and how helpful they can be for delivering actionable insights about your race day hydration strategy.

As part of the partnership between the Global Triathlon Network (GTN) and TrainingPeaks, we’ll be bringing you twice-monthly episodes of the new “Triathlon Training Explained” show, where hosts and former pro triathletes Mark Threlfall and Heather Fell answer your triathlon training questions with the help of TrainingPeaks software, coaches and industry experts from around the world.

One of the biggest pain points for triathletes is determining an optimal hydration and nutrition strategy both in training and on race day. It can be hard to know just how much (or how little) fluid your body needs in order to function over a long distance, especially in very warm or humid conditions.

In the latest episode of Triathlon Training Explained, Fell and Threlfall worked with Andy Blow of Precision Hydration to determine their own sweat rates and show you why testing not only your sweat level but the consistency of your sweat is an invaluable way to finally nail your race day hydration plan.

Check out the full episode below:

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About Susan Legacki

Susan Grant Legacki is the Content Director at TrainingPeaks. The founding editor of LAVA Magazine and a former editor at Triathlete Magazine and Inside Triathlon, Susan is an IRONMAN finisher, Boston Marathon qualifier, USAT Level 1 Triathlon Coach and certified Pilates instructor. When she’s not editing or writing copy about endurance sports, you can usually find her training for them around Boulder, Colo.

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