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Staying hydrated is not just about how much you drink; it's also about maintaining a lower core temperature and reducing how much you sweat.
(1) While exercising, douse yourself with water to cool off.
(2) In hot weather, do your pre-race routine in the shade or indoors. Before Stage 12 of the 2003 Tour de France, Jan Ullrich warmed up in an air-conditioned room while Lance Armstrong was outside in near-100-degree heat. During the stage, Armstrong was dehydrated while Ullrich went on to win the day.
(3) A well-ventilated helmet will keep you cool by directing airflow toward your scalp.
Chris Carmichael, Lance Armstrong's former coach, is the founder of Carmichael Training Systems

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