- 1 What do I need to buy for a triathlon?
- 2 How much does triathlon equipment cost?
- 3 Why are triathlons so expensive?
- 4 Should you wear socks in a triathlon?
- 5 Can I use a road bike for a triathlon?
- 6 What is the hardest part of the triathlon?
- 7 Can anyone enter an Ironman?
- 8 Do you need a special bike for a triathlon?
- 9 Do you wear anything under a tri suit?
- 10 Do I need a triathlon race belt?
- 11 What is the slowest Ironman time?
- 12 Should I do a 70.3 before Ironman?
- 13 How many hours does an Ironman take?
What do I need to buy for a triathlon?
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.
How much does triathlon equipment cost?
During your first year into triathlon, you can realistically expect to spend around $700. This amount covers all the basic gears you will need before your first race. The second year is actually the most expensive one with a total cost of $5,600, mainly due to a couple of one-time purchases (bike, wetsuit).
Why are triathlons so expensive?
Most U.S. Ironmans are running $725 these days, before the despised reg fee. 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.
Should you wear socks in a triathlon?
While you won’t need socks for swimming, you’ll likely want to keep your feet dry and comfortable through the cycling and running legs of your triathlon. In fact, even the professionals had to work their way up to wearing no socks for their races.
Can I use a road bike for a triathlon?
A road bike will get you to the finish line of the triathlon just fine. It may not be as fast, but it’s not necessarily slow either. In fact, you can still be pretty competitive on a road bike with some solid training and coaching.
What is the hardest part of the triathlon?
The hardest part of triathlon is the constant mental game your mind is playing with you. It starts right when you hear the word triathlon for the first time and never stops. Most people fear open water swimming and see that as a barrier to even start triathlon.
Can anyone enter an Ironman?
THEY CAN! Ironman combines the three disciplines of Swim, Bike, Run. They cover distances of 3.8km Swim, 180km Bike and 42.2km of running. 36,000 very normal, amateur athletes line up to that start line with the hopes of hitting the magic red carpet & the finish line to the words of “You are an Ironman”.
Do you need a special bike for 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.
Do you wear anything under a tri suit?
The answer is no. You should not wear underwear (except a sports bra) under your trisuit in a race. Additionally, your underwear could retain water and counteract the quick drying properties of your suit.
Do I need a triathlon race belt?
During the race you will normally need to wear a race number so a number belt can be really useful as you will need to change the position of the race number during each stage. Usually on your back for the bike stage and on the front for the run stage.
What is the slowest Ironman time?
But what about the slowest races overall? Those honors go to the Philippines, where we find both the 70.3 and full Ironman courses with the slowest average finishing times: 6:45:27 and 14:31:02, respectively. Only one North American event makes it on either list of slowest or fastest Ironman courses: Ironman St.
Should I do a 70.3 before Ironman?
The short answer is that completing a 70.3, while a good idea if properly scheduled, is NOT a prerequisite for finishing an Ironman.
How many hours does an Ironman take?
Most Ironman races allow you 17 hours to complete all three parts of the race. Usually, the race begins at 7 a.m. You are expected to finish the swim in 2 hours and 20 minutes; the bike ride done by 5:30 p.m.; and the marathon completed by midnight.