Preparing for IM races this summer. First race will be Tulsa in May–could be hot, could be not. After that, training will continue through the summer (hot) in Oklahoma preparing for Mont Tremblant in August.
Last year, I worked with Simon Bennett on training plans (for the season that wasn’t), and we began to discuss turning the fan off when training. So, that’s the basis for this question…
At what point is it appropriate to stop cooling down while training? Right now, I am have sweat literally pouring off of me on the trainer and feel like I am not maximizing my training. I am on the Suf 16-wk plan, which includes outdoor rides, and I know that I need to adapt for heat. So, when is it time to turn off the fan and suffer in the stagnant heat of the house? How do you suggest best transitioning to that effort? Or, do I just save it for the outdoor weekend rides?
I’m also curious a bit about the physiology behind it, so…thanks in advance!