Originally Posted by crosscourt
That is exactly right. I am going to be playing where it is much hotter than I am used to and for much longer. Plus I sweat a lot in hot weather. So I feel that I need to be more careful than normal. The sense that I am getting is that an approach that replaces vitamins and electrolytes and that gives me carbohydrates will be enough -- along with water. Is that the consensus?
Yes, though the vitamins are debatable or unnecessary. Vitamins are fine, but supplementing with gobs and gobs of vitamins and minerals during exercise is, as far as I know, not supported by any scientific literature for maintaining endurance.
You need water, electrolytes, and carbs. Have a good balanced meal 1-2 hours before starting.