- 1 What should I bring to a triathlon transition?
- 2 Do I need a triathlon transition bag?
- 3 What is a triathlon transition bag?
- 4 Should you wear socks in a triathlon?
- 5 Do you change clothes in an Ironman?
- 6 How does a tri belt work?
- 7 What do you wear during a triathlon?
- 8 Where do you put your wetsuit in transition?
- 9 Do triathletes change clothes during the race?
- 10 Do I need a triathlon race belt?
- 11 What is a transition mat?
What should I bring to a triathlon transition?
- Tri kit. Triathlon race apparel dries quickly after the swim, and the light chamois (pad) provides protection from the bike saddle without scrunching up like a diaper during the run.
- Race belt.
- „Body lube.
- „Transition bag.
- „Race cap.
Do I need a triathlon transition bag?
Laces, energy gels, triathlon watches – a triathlon transition bag isn’t a mandatory purchase for your racing endeavours. However, a tri-specific bag purchase will make your tri life a whole lot easier, so much so that you’ll wonder how you previously survived without one.
What is a triathlon transition bag?
Triathlon bags, or transition packs as they are sometimes known, are a piece of triathlon gear that is not necessarily essential but can make life much easier if you begin to get somewhat serious about doing more triathlons. Triathlon bags are basically backpacks or gear bags built especially for triathlon.
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.
Do you change clothes in an Ironman?
In short-distance triathlons, the vast majority of triathletes are wearing a triathlon suit from start to finish. For longer events, such as an Ironman, triathletes who prioritize comfort over time will change clothes after each sport.
How does a tri belt work?
A triathlon belt is a race bib number holder that is worn during races in order to hold your race number. The point of wearing a triathlon belt is so that you do not have to pin your race number onto your trisuit thereby poking holes into the material and potentially ruining a piece of kit you paid a lot of money for.
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. This also means that you need not take any clothing off. You wear your wetsuit (if needed) on top of your triathlon suit/kit.
Where do you put your wetsuit in transition?
Once you arrive at your transition spot, grab the wetsuit at your waist and pull it all the way down to your ankles. Step one foot on the crotch and then pull the opposite foot out of the suit. Repeat this motion for the other leg. If the suit gets “stuck,” use your hands as a “shoe-horn” to aid in removal.
Do triathletes change clothes during the race?
You will be changing out of some clothes or triathlon gear on race day. Typically most athletes wear a tri suit which reduces the amount of and time to change. You will typically make these changes in transition.
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 a transition mat?
Transition Ramps (aka Entry/Ramps Mats) are available to provide a ramp for heavy equipment. These mats allow trucks, excavators, and all types of heavy machinery to reach matted access roads and other project sites easily. Transition mats can be custom made for your specific project needs.