The Must-Have Triathlon List:
- Wear your triathlon clothing and shoes. For many, we simply recommend wearing your tri shorts and your tri top or shirt to the race.
- Bike. This might seem obvious, but people have forgotten bikes before.
- Bike Carrier.
- Bike Shoes.
- Swim Goggles.
- Wetsuit, if needed.
- Bike helmet.
What to do and what not to do during a triathlon?
- You’ll find examples of what to do and what not to do out there. Try this at home: Set up a personal triathlon transition area. Run 10 yards toward your bike, put your helmet on and go. Put your shoes on while you accelerate on the bike.
- 1 Where do you put your bike during a triathlon?
- 2 Do Triathletes wear socks on the bike?
- 3 Do you bring your own bike to a triathlon?
- 4 What do you wear during a triathlon?
- 5 Can you walk your bike during a triathlon?
- 6 Do you need a towel for a triathlon?
- 7 What do triathletes wear on their feet?
- 8 What is the Olympic triathlon distance?
- 9 Can you wear headphones during triathlon?
- 10 Why are triathlons so expensive?
- 11 Can you wear gloves for triathlon swim?
- 12 Is a triathlon harder than a marathon?
- 13 Can you do a triathlon shirtless?
- 14 Are tri suits worth it?
Where do you put your bike during a triathlon?
Some prefer to rack the bike with the handlebars, some with the saddle. The choice is yours. Practice accessing your bike in both of these positions, and work out which one you are most comfortable with. When you rack your bike, make sure the bike gear that you have selected is a nice and easy one.
Do Triathletes wear socks on the bike?
Putting on socks during a triathlon race will make you lose between 10 to 30 seconds. In races, triathletes have three options: no sock on the bike and the run (option used by all elite short-distance triathletes) no sock on the bike, but then socks on the run course (mainly podium contestants on long-distance courses)
Do you bring your own bike to a triathlon?
Yes, you will need a bike. No, it does not need to be expensive. We see people do triathlons on their old mountain bikes, hybrids, or other slower bikes — and especially with a couple simple modifications these bikes can do very well. If you can, try to use a road bike, even if you simply borrow one from a friend.
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.
Can you walk your bike during a triathlon?
If your bike breaks down, you may walk or run with your bike. You cannot leave your bike on the side of the road and proceed running. You must have your helmet on with chin straps fastened before you mount your bike. If you violate this in the transition area, you will receive a time penalty.
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.
What do triathletes wear on their feet?
Most triathletes use clip or SPD-type bike shoes that are compatible with their bike pedals — both on the tri bike, but also on a road bike, mountain bike and even a bike trainer. If you are a beginner triathlete, you may be using regular old pedals or ones with toe cages.
What is the Olympic triathlon distance?
Current events The Olympic triathlon comprises a 1.5km swim, a 40km bike ride, and a 10km run. There are two competitions at the Olympic Games: men’s and women’s individual.
Can you wear headphones during triathlon?
Headphones, headsets and audio devices are not allowed at any time during any triathlon event. Most races allow you to carry your cell phone if you wish, but it must be stored out of sight in a bike bag or jersey pocket.
Why are triathlons so expensive?
So far, that leaves us with this: Traveling to races in the U.S. is expensive because it takes more time and more hotel nights should you venture across the country or up a mountain. In Germany, people happily flick $30 to race organizers for a sprint. (See: Ravensburger Triathlon, now in its 33rd year.)
Can you wear gloves for triathlon swim?
When wetsuits are mandatory, gloves may be worn, but must not aid in propulsion (no swim resistance gloves, hand paddles, webbed gloves or web like construction between the fingers).
Is a triathlon harder than a marathon?
A marathon is a set distance but a triathlon varies. So let’s assume you mean a full Ironman triathlon- then the answer is easy: the triathlon is harder, due to the need to train 3 sports, with the run distance being the same as the stand alone marathon, but coming after a swim, and bike in the triathlon.
Can you do a triathlon shirtless?
Male triathletes have the option of continuing shirtless for the cycling portion of the race, or putting on a shirt. Sunglasses are a good idea, and official triathlons require all cyclists to wear approved safety helmets for the duration of the bike ride.
Are tri suits worth it?
Triathlon suits: Not necessary, but nice-to-have. A good triathlon suit is designed specifically for triathlon, and offers benefits that may help you race faster and be as comfortable as possible. On the downside, triathlon suits can be expensive, and you can easily do triathlons without them.