What do you really need to know for your first triathlon?
- Join the club. If you don’t have previous experience in triathlons,fear not!
- Get mentally geared up. It sounds cliché,but don’t forget your purpose when you get to the starting line.
- Preview and prepare. While the unexpected does happen,you can plan ahead for the vast majority of your race’s challenges.
- 1. Swim.
- 1 How do you pee during a triathlon?
- 2 What should I bring to a triathlon transition?
- 3 How do you improve your transition time in a triathlon?
- 4 Do you wear socks in triathlon?
- 5 What do you wear during a triathlon?
- 6 How much should you eat during a triathlon?
- 7 Do you wear a tri suit under wetsuit?
- 8 How do you transition faster?
- 9 Do triathletes change clothes during the race?
- 10 Do transition times count triathlon?
- 11 What is transitional area?
- 12 Do you need a towel for a triathlon?
How do you pee during a triathlon?
Most triathletes don’t need to pee a lot when riding unless they ride really slow. In this case, they can always stop at the port-a-potty station and urinate. Another popular option triathletes consider is to stop for a while and pee on the side of the road.
What should I bring to a triathlon transition?
- Tri suit or swimsuit.
- Antifog solution for goggles.
- Bodyglide (skin lubricant)
- Pre-race sandals or other footwear.
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.
Do you wear socks in triathlon?
Most pro triathletes don’t wear socks for sprint and Olympic distance events and are wearing some for longer events. However, over a full Ironman distance, it is rather insignificant. The comfort of socks over such a big distance is, for most people, well worth those couple of seconds.
What do you wear during a triathlon?
In a triathlon you want to wear what is called a triathlon suit or a triathlon kit (a top/bottom combo) designed to be worn in the swim, the bike, and finally the run. In other words, you do not take it off! With the exception of the wetsuit (if needed), you need not put on any other piece of clothing.
How much should you eat during a triathlon?
Eating and drinking during events During Olympic distance and sprint distance triathlon racing, athletes should aim to consume between 30-60g of carbohydrate each hour. This can be achieved through a combination of sports drinks, carbohydrate gels and through solid forms of carbohydrate e.g. Sports bars or muesli bars.
Do you wear a tri suit under wetsuit?
For open water swims, the use of a triathlon wetsuit is usually mandatory. Under the wetsuit you would wear the tri suit or tri top & shorts. You may also need a neoprene skull cap, a pair of swim gloves and pair of booties in really cold conditions.
How do you transition faster?
Here are some pro techniques you can use to make your transitions faster.
- Begin practicing fast transitions now.
- Leave your shoes in the pedals and use rubber bands.
- Put your sunglasses on while pedaling.
- Use a flying mount and dismount.
- Use elastic laces and no socks.
- Use a movie camera.
Do triathletes change clothes during the race?
You can opt to change into clothes specific to each leg of the race —or not. Some triathletes choose to do the whole race in a swimsuit for quicker transitions. Other swimmers simply pull on a pair of shorts before jumping on their bike.
Do transition times count triathlon?
It might be triathlon offseason, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to slack off training. Transitions – from swim to bike, and from bike to run – all count towards your overall race time.
What is transitional area?
Conceptually, think of transition areas as the space (not necessarily empty) between areas with single-family homes and areas with commercial buildings. In transition areas, the size and height of buildings generally get smaller as you move (or transition) away from commercial areas into neighborhood residential areas.
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.