Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Transition Tips: part 3 of 4

Part three 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.


8. Place your glasses in your helmet with the straps on the outside of the helmet.

9. If you use Bodyglide or a lubricant to help with wetsuit entry be careful not to get it on your fingers and then touch your swim goggles.

10. Your first transition begins about a minute before you exit the water. Start thinking where your bike is racked and how methodical and relaxed you will be during the transition.

Check back soon for part four in our series on Transition Tips

Click here to read part 1 on Transition Tips

Click here to read part 2 on Transition Tips

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