32 - Thermal Stress Management with Paul Laursen
Christmas comes early for Andrew, as we welcome Dr Paul Laursen back to E.I. to talk all about managing thermal stress in training and racing.
- 3:30 the sources of heat stress and its effects
- 10:45 the heat ‘bucket’
- 12:30 the bucket overflowing example
- 12:45 factors contributing to overheating
- 19:00 how Andrew filled his bucket at IM Cozumel
- 23:00 summary of Paul’s research into managing heat stress
- 25:45 why ingested ice drinks / slushies are so effective at cooling
- 30:00 the Floe bottle
- 33:15 slushie machines at races?
- 35:00 Paul’s study using slushie drinks vs cold water allowed subjects to run an average of 10 minutes longer in a time to exhaustion run test.
- 40:30 slushie drinks used to great effect in Qatar at a UCI TT championship. Details here.
- 42:30 the psychological effects of an ice mouth rinse vs actual ingestion
- 46:15 cooling strategies using ice cubes
- 48:30 the psychological benefits of agency
- 50:15 heat adaptation training: critical component is time at a high core temperature
- 55:00 training quality prioritized over heat training!
- 56:30 non-responders to heat adaptation training
- 58:00 hot conditions demand changes to race plans!
Also check out our earlier episode on training in the heat.