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.
What is the transition area in a triathlon?
- The transition area in a triathlon is the area for changing from one discipline to another. That may be from swimming to cycling or from cycling to running. Transition 1 (often referred to as “T1”) is where you will store your bike gear when you transition from the swim to the bike.
- 1 What happens during a triathlon?
- 2 What are the rules of a triathlon?
- 3 Do you need a towel for a triathlon?
- 4 What is transitional area?
- 5 Do you get changed during a triathlon?
- 6 Why do they swim first in a triathlon?
- 7 Can you walk your bike during a triathlon?
- 8 How do you pee during Ironman?
- 9 Can I wear headphones during Ironman?
- 10 Is music allowed in Ironman race?
What happens during a triathlon?
A standard triathlon event involves a continuous timed race over various distances combining the three disciplines of swimming, cycling and running. Triathlon events occur in that order – a swim, followed by a cycle ride, followed by a 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.
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 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 get changed during a triathlon?
The transition area in a triathlon is the area for changing from one discipline to another. That may be from swimming to cycling or from cycling to running. Transition 1 (often referred to as “T1”) is where you will store your bike gear when you transition from the swim to the bike.
Why do they swim first in a triathlon?
Swimming is the most hazardous of the three sports from a safety perspective. Most casualties in Triathlons are during this leg for quite obvious reasons: if you stop swimming, you drown. It’s, therefore, best to avoid a risk of drowning from exhaustion and it makes a lot of sense putting the swim leg first.
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.
How do you pee during Ironman?
The perfect option to urinate during Ironman is to use the toilet stops placed at bike aid stations along the route. Cycists can find a bathroom every 12-15 miles of the course which is approximately 30 minutes for those who ride at 20 miles per hour.
Can I wear headphones during Ironman?
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.
Is music allowed in Ironman race?
Rule 1: Unplug your iPod. For safety’s sake, you can’t blast “Born to Run”, or any music, during the race.