Why is hydration so important?

It is important to drink water, during training and during a race, especially in the heat. Even becoming slightly dehydrated can impair your performance by a surprising amount. Sports drinks are formulated to be absorbed by your body better than water. Be sure to train with the fluids you plan to use on race day. It is important that you consume a full bottle of fluid during the bike portion of a triathlon. If you are uncomfortable removing your bottle and drinking while riding, practice during training so you can stay steady while you drink.

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1. What happens to my bike while I'm swimming and running?
2. What does transition mean?
3. What is a wave start?
4. What is it like to swim in open water?
5. Why do I have to race in the swim cap I was given?
6. I have a mountain bike. Is it OK to ride that?
7. Why is bike fit so important?
8. What is a race number belt?
9. Why is hydration so important?
10. Why can't I have someone pick up my packet?
11. What about refunds or credits?
12. What do I get in my packet?
13. Will the race be capped?
14. How early should I arrive?
15. What should I bring with me?
16. Can I listen to a music device while I am biking or running in the race?
17. Where are the pre/post race restrooms located?
18. Where is the start & finish line?
19. Will food and drink be available after the race?
20. Where will the Post-Race Party be?