Now that my rides are a little longer, I'm find that hydration and nutrition are stating to get more important to me. After doing a little more research, I decided to try to get a handle on my sweat rate or water loss rate.
I wasn't feeling real motivated tonight, but went out and rode for an hour. At a moderate pace, somethign that would get me through 4+ hours of riding but leave me feeling fairly tired.
It was a relatively cool evening, about 86F with a bit lower humidity than is the norm in FL. Plus the sun wasn't beating down on me.
I barely noticed much sweat. A nice weekend ride will leave my arms coated, sweat running into my eyes despite my heatsweat/cool max cap & my jersey sticking to my body. Of course it's usually 10F hotter & the sun is beating down...
Anyway, to my shock I lost 2.5 lbs during my somewhat easy ride tonight. 2.5 lbs/hour seems like quite a bit, expecially knowing that it ~seems like~ I've got to be doing 2x that rate on the weekend.
What do you find is your range of water loss? Am I simply unusually sweaty?