Sweat Test Procedure & Results

SWEAT TEST PROCEDURE & RESULTS

This test will determine your sweat rates as well as help estimate your sodium losses. Following the results of this test, your coach will put together a race fueling plan that considers your carbohydrate, fluid, and sodium needs. The test should be completed indoors where the environment and intensity can be closely controlled.

  1. Immediately prior to the one-hour sweat test, weigh yourself with no clothes on and with whatever food you plan to eat during the test (i.e., gels, bars, or anything solid). DO NOT WEIGH IN WITH FLUIDS.
  2. Note the “weather” conditions you used for your test including with or without a fan, indoor temperature, etc.
  3. Ride/Run one hour at your Zn2 effort. Keep track of the fluid (in ounces) that you drank during the test.
  4. When finished with the one-hour test, dry off and immediately weigh yourself with no clothes on and with whatever food you weighed in with at the beginning of the test but didn’t eat.
  5. Fill in your before and after weights, the weather conditions, and the amount of fluid you drank during the test.