What are some of yours? I have three to get the conversation started:
Heat acclimation - During my taper, I like to do some heat exposure, and while I don’t have access to a sauna, but I do have a hot car in the summertime. A few minutes in there in the afternoon with the windows up can get pretty toasty, especially post-workout. Definitely need a towel or two to protect the seat.
Caffeine / fuel A handful of chocolate covered espresso is much cheaper than a caffeinated gel for early-morning interval workouts.
Recovery drink Unsweetened almond milk with chocolate syrup (mostly cane sugar) and a little hemp protein can get the 3:1 carb:protein ratio pretty close.
Finding as much gear on eBay as possible goes without saying…
Love to hear from other penny pinchers.