Preventing dehydration in hot and humid climates is essential during both training and racing. Dehydration adversely affects your performance during training and slows your ability to recover for your next workout.
Recently sugar has been getting a bit of a bad rap. In hindsight, I feel that in relation to the athletic population this may be an unnecessary hysteria that is resulting in an elimination mentality, perhaps even for those that should be consuming it.
How and why we choose certain foods and fluids for race day Choosing food for your body can be a complex process, both in training and again on race day, particularly in hot and humid environments.