How do you take off your wetsuit at a triathlon?
- Push your goggles up so you can see, but don’t pull them off just yet – you’re going to need both hands. Start running towards transition (the swim-to-bike transition is known as T1). As you go, pull the zip of your wetsuit down and yank your arms out of your wetsuit. At this stage pull your hat and goggles off.
- 1 Where do you put your wetsuit in t1?
- 2 Should I store my wetsuit inside out?
- 3 How do you store a wetsuit over winter?
- 4 Do you need a towel for a triathlon?
- 5 How do you improve your transition time in a triathlon?
- 6 How do you break in a new wetsuit?
- 7 What do you do with a new wetsuit?
- 8 Do triathlon wetsuits keep you dry?
- 9 Can you cut down a wetsuit?
- 10 Can I take in a wetsuit?
Where do you put your wetsuit in t1?
I roll it up as tight as I can, then place it directly under the rack where hopefully no one with bike shoes on can step on it. If I can spare the time, I try to put a spare towel over it as further protection. Just make sure you don’t hang it where it will drip into your shoes. Or throw it on your running shoes.
Should I store my wetsuit inside out?
The best thing for long term wetsuit storage is to hang your wetsuit correctly, rather than folding it up in a cupboard. To avoid the neoprene creasing over time, don’t store your wetsuit inside out. When storing your wetsuit, make sure it is completely dry on both inside and outside to avoid mould or bad smell.
How do you store a wetsuit over winter?
Wetsuit storage tips Keep it in a wardrobe, shed or garage – anywhere cool and dry – until you next need it. We don’t recommend folding or stuffing your wetsuit into cramped spaces as this can cause creases and damage to the suit. It’s also best to avoid leaving your wetsuit in direct sunlight as much as possible.
Do you need a towel for a triathlon?
Bring a pair of running shoes and a towel. You don’t need a rack; just lean the bike up against a wall and practice running up to the bike, putting on sunglasses and helmet and getting onto the bike. Likewise, set up an imaginary dismount line and practice safe, straight-lined stops and dismounts.
How do you improve your transition time in a triathlon?
Here are 5 tips to reduce your triathlon transition times.
- 1) Don’t Take a Suitcase-Full of Gear into Transition.
- 2) Don’t Eat or Drink in Transition, You Can Do that Later.
- 3) Race Someone Through Transition.
- 4) Lube up if You’re Wearing a Wetsuit and Practice Taking It Off.
- 5) Leave Your Cycling Shoes OFF the Bike.
How do you break in a new wetsuit?
Place a plastic grocery bag around your foot before sliding it into your wetsuit. Once your foot is through the wetsuit leg, remove the bag and repeat the process with the other foot, and then each hand. The plastic bag helps the neoprene to slide easily over your skin.
What do you do with a new wetsuit?
Take Care of Your Wetsuit
- 1) A thorough freshwater rinse.
- 2) Hang up your wetsuit properly.
- 3) Turn the suit inside out each day until it’s dry.
- 4) Use some wetsuit shampoo occasionally.
- 5) Banish the stink.
- 6) Slow down when taking your suit off.
Do triathlon wetsuits keep you dry?
The short answer to “is a wetsuit waterproof?” or “do you stay dry in a wetsuit?” is No. Not one bit. It’s actually the opposite. A wetsuit depends on the water getting inside the suit and next to your skin to keep you warm.
Can you cut down a wetsuit?
I have cut my wetsuits down for years and never had any issues. Just use a sharp pair if scissors and cut straight. It’s neoprene so you won’t have fibers fraying like you would a pair of cut off shorts.
Can I take in a wetsuit?
“ Absolutely yes, wetsuits can be altered!” Terrapin can repair tears, cuts, broken zippers, etc… to extend the life of your wetsuit. Repairs are priced based on labor and materials, but most cuts, tears, and open seams can be repaired at our minimum half-hour rate of $30.