I’ve got a question for the Big Cat, and apologies to my coach @Isaiah but he isn’t giving away a jersey, cheetah spots, and blocks
Hey Big Cat,
In your 7 Habits of Masters Cyclists the number 1 habit is riding in the morning. However due to my work schedule I primarily train in the afternoon and early evening. Here in my little corner of NorCal the afternoons are now in the 90s and early mornings around 60. Its a dry heat, and in previous years I’ve been able to hit my power targets after a couple of weeks acclimating. Once acclimated its easier to ride Wednesday night worlds and weekend rides when the temps creep into the 90s by 11am. Bonus points for the small vo2 bump from heat adaptations.
My one event for the year is my first gravel event and in September on the Central Coast. That time of year it is often blazing hot once you get a few miles away from the Pacific. Or if we are lucky the ride will be mostly under a blanket of fog.
My question is regarding the really hot dog days of summer when the temps climb above 100. Do dogs and cats get along? Ha ha, what do you suggest for training in the heat for those of us Zooming on conference calls in the nice cool mornings? I do have some flexibility between morning meetings on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. In the past I’ve shortened workout and squeeze in ~40 minutes of intervals in the morning, and then some easy endurance in the evening as its dropping below 100.
Other than waking up at 4am and jumping on the trainer, what would you recommend for training on really hot days?