When training in autumn or winter, some new challenges pop up which are quite demanding and will require some discipline to make the best out of your training hours.

When training in bad weather circumstances, nutrition is as important as on a sunny day. Even in cold weather you will need more energy to keep warm and going! Next to this, due to multiple layers of clothing, you will be sweating like it is summer. A lot of athletes ‘forget’ to take in enough fluids during winter training, diminishing their performance output in training. Keep in mind that losing 2% of your bodyweight in fluid (by sweating), will result in approximately 10% decrease of power output.