Since it's difficult to keep water cold in races, most ends up being close to body temperature anyway.
The ice typically added to water bottles or hydration packs could be useful to lower body temp, though.
On Saturday, July 14, 2012 12:15:35 PM UTC-7, Viking Runner wrote:
.....they also drink hot tea....
From: runs_with_kona <shin....@gmail.com> To:huar...@googlegroups.com Sent: Sat, July 14, 2012 3:07:05 PM Subject: [Minimalist Runner:115348] Re: Thermoregulation and Moisture-wicking Materials; A Major Detriment to Performance
I think the bedouins know a thing about staying cool in hot dry weather.