Hydration is one of the big threats when it comes to killing your ride vibes, and you may not even know it. Taking a sip when you are thirsty or notice the sweat means you’re already behind on keeping your body replenished. So here are top tips for staying on top of your drink.
What’s that dot on the horizon? It’s the Whaka 100, and it’s approaching sure and steady. Regardless of what distance you’re in, you’ll likely have chosen something that will test your riding skills and fitness. It’s time to get prepared, learn, and train.
Tyres are your only (intentional) contact with the trail so it’s important you get them right!
For some, tyres might seem like a simple thing - choose your tyre, make sure you have enough psi, no punctures, and away you go.
If you start looking deeper however, there can seem like an endless number of things to take into account...
Summer is here, and for many people, that means it’s time to get outside — whether you’re going for a XC loop, a trail ride or just out cruising on the trails. However, it’s important to know how to balance the summer heat with your mountain bike training.
This week, we’ve been catching up with our Whaka 100 hydration partner NUUN, to bring you their top tips and tricks to avoid getting too hot and developing heat exhaustion whilst out riding.
We know training for the Whaka 100 can be tough - whatever distance you're doing. So we've got some epic advice from our nutrition partner CLIF to help you with training, recovery and even event day performance.
The more you train, the more important your pre- and post-workout nutrition and hydration becomes. With bigger demands on your body, you require more nutrients and fluids for peak performance and fast recovery. This also prevents hunger during your activity, sudden energy drops, and excessive weight loss from sweating.
So now you know what to do and not to do, in theory - what does that actually look like for your Whaka 100 training and event day?
Not only can nutrition and hydration make or break your race day, but we’ve actually heard that one of our Whaka100 athletes - Cati Pearson - knows a thing or two about how you can use it to get the best out of your performance. Not only is she a NZ registered dietician, she’s also been racing in the Whaka100 since 2014. So who better to guide us through this seemingly complicated topic!
So, let’s get to it - we know a lot of people are a bit unsure of how to get the best from their nutrition and hydration. We sat down with Cati to get her advice both in the lead up to an event and on the day itself.