Julian Posted March 7, 2011 Report Share Posted March 7, 2011 Hi all, I'm Julian, a CSS coach from downunder. I'm new to this forum, so my apologies if this has been discussed before. I'm wondering what you all do to make sure that you will last the distance during a track day? And what about fitness generally? Track days can be very taxing on the body and mind; they are physically demanding, and being out under the hot sun in a cow suit will dehydrate you very quickly. The high level of concentration that such an unfamiliar activity demands can also wear you out; combine the two (physical and mental), and it's easy to understand why we sometimes feel exhausted by the end of the day. This is my own method, it's what I do to make sure I cope with the day: - Build up fluid intake at least a day before. I will make a point to drink a lot of water the day before a trackday. During the trackday, I will drink 1/2 to 1 litre of fluid between sessions, more if it's very hot. Half of that is water, the other half is a mix of powerade/gatorade and water (50/50). - Eat a hearty dinner the evening before. A good balanced meal. - Eat a decent breakfast, usually cereal like muesly that will release energy slower than something like bacon/eggs/toast. - During the day I will keep nibbling away all day rather than eat a large lunch (although I admit to not always sticking to this). This advice came from an ex-500cc world champion, and it works very well. - If it's a hot day, stay out of the sun and conserve your energy as much as possible. The other thing that is a 'must' - IMO - is to stretch well before and after. Re fitness, well, whilst I am realtively fit and healthy, exercise has never been my strong point, and it's something that I need to work on. What do you do? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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