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 I survive my first triathlon?
- 2 What is a good beginner triathlon time?
- 3 Do you wear a bra with a tri suit?
- 4 What are the rules of a triathlon?
- 5 Can I train for a triathlon in 4 weeks?
- 6 How long should a 1500m swim take?
- 7 How long is a beginner triathlon?
- 8 Do you wear socks in a triathlon?
- 9 How tight should a tri-suit be?
- 10 Can you swim in just a tri-suit?
- 11 What do females wear for a triathlon?
How do I survive my first triathlon?
Follow these 5 tips to not only survive but thrive in your first triathlon.
- Don’t underestimate an open water swim.
- Wear the right kit.
- Don’t neglect brick training sessions.
- Recce the course first.
- Remember to have fun!
What is a good beginner triathlon time?
For the beginner triathlete, it will take about 1 hour 50 minutes to complete their first sprint distance triathlon. If we break down the average sprint triathlon time, this should take the novice triathlete around 2 minutes per 100 m in the swim. 1 hour for the bike leg, and up to 30 minutes to complete the run.
Do you wear a bra with a tri suit?
You should not wear underwear (except a sports bra) under your trisuit in a race. Our female-specific triathlon chamois is made to be comfortable against your skin and to protect you from chafing and discomfort on the bike, and is thin and light enough to be comfortable on the run.
What are the rules of a triathlon?
While on the bike course, you must keep at least three bike lengths (22 feet) behind the athlete in front of you. If you move closer than three bike lengths you are in the draft zone and must now pass. Once passing, you have 15 seconds for your front wheel to pass the front wheel of the athlete you are overtaking.
Can I train for a triathlon in 4 weeks?
Realistically you’re looking at a sprint triathlon (750m/20km/5km). Not only will you need to get fit in four weeks, but you’ll need to learn some essential race skills too. Examples include running off the bike, swimming in open water and practising your transitions.
How long should a 1500m swim take?
You basically go for as many laps as you can in 30 min. While there is a debate on the true value of this swim as it’s directed by most non-TI masters coaches, if you swim at a pace of 2:00 per 100m, then you should make 1500m in 30 min.
How long is a beginner triathlon?
Most beginner athletes start with a Sprint distance race for their first triathlon. While the distance of Sprint triathlons can vary from race to race, the standard length of each leg is a 0.5 miles (750m) swim, 12.4 miles (20km) bike, and 3.1 miles (5km) run.
Do you wear socks in a 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.
How tight should a tri-suit be?
Fit is critical. A good tri wetsuit should be snug but not tight, covering your body securely but not being restrictive in your breathing or range-of-motion. It is a fine line, as a wetsuit that is just a little too loose and actually cause you to drag in the water and reduce the warming qualities of the suit.
Can you swim in just a tri-suit?
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.
What do females wear for a triathlon?
Some women can get away with a tight triathlon suit, while others are more comfortable in a sporty swimsuit top or a moisture-wicking sports bra that will not get saturated during the swim. Make sure all your attire, including your sports bra, is ‘tried and true’ come race day.