Part two in our four-part series on transition tips from ITU Sport Development Manager Alan Ley:
Triathletes are the best at practicing running drills, swimming skills and cycling mile after mile to gain a few seconds of speed and efficiency. But the swim to bike (T-1) or bike to run (T-2) transitions are usually neglected until race morning. By following a few simple tips and practicing transitions prior to race morning triathletes can reduce their stress and anxiety and see a reduction in their finishing times without adding a single interval to their training.
ITU SPORT DEVELOPMENT TRANSITION TIPS Part 2:
4. Make sure your bike is in the right gear for the course demands.
5. Rack your bike securely. The last thing you want to happen is for your bike to fall over or get knocked over.
6. Mentally rehearse or better yet, walk the entrance and exit path you will use.
7. If it’s a wetsuit swim put your bike/run clothes and race number on under the suit.