|Transition Tips: part 4 of 4 (March 24, 2008 )|
|Today is the final 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.
TRANSITION TIPS Part 4:
11. The first thing you need to think about after leaving the T-1 is to get away from the confusion of the crowd, get settled in and relaxed. Then hydration and nutrition.
12. The first thing you need to think about after leaving T-2 is form, form, form.
13. Know where the mount and dismount lines/areas are.
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Before coming to ITU as Sport Development Manager, Alan Ley was Coaching Education Manager for USA Triathlon. Alan was trained at the USOC Coaching College, certified by the American College of Sports Medicine and American Council of Exercise and is currently a Level 3 Elite Triathlon Coach. He holds degrees in exercise science and hospital administration.