- 1 What equipment do you need for an Ironman?
- 2 Are triathlon bikes good for long distance?
- 3 Do I need bike shoes for triathlon?
- 4 What is the hardest part of the triathlon?
- 5 Are Swimskins worth it?
- 6 How fast do Olympic triathletes run?
- 7 How many laps in a pool is 750 meters?
- 8 What is a good triathlon time for a beginner?
- 9 How much faster is a tri bike than a road bike?
- 10 Does a tri bike really make a difference?
- 11 Can you use a tri bike for road?
- 12 Should you wear socks in a triathlon?
- 13 Do triathletes use clipless pedals?
What equipment do you need for an Ironman?
- Cycling shoes and socks (if wearing)
- Water bottle(s)
- Nutrition (use ziploc bags to bring just the amount you need)
- Bento box.
- Seat bag and tool kit: tube, CO2, levers, multi-tool.
Are triathlon bikes good for long distance?
Yes. However, triathlon bikes are not tour bikes. Triathlon bikes can be ridden for long distances, but they are designed for relatively straight and flat ridding. You wouldn’t want a triathlon bike on any multi-day gran-fondos or do any serious mountain climbing or descending with a tri-bike.
Do I need bike shoes for triathlon?
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. For the run, wear the shoes you have been doing your run training in – normally a standard running shoe.
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.
Are Swimskins worth it?
While a wetsuit is still the best in terms of offering buoyancy, warmth and speed, the swimskin is a great alternative when racing in non-wetsuit legal races to provide an advantage over traditional triathlon racing suits. You will want to consider buying a swimskin if you are racing in areas with mild temperatures.
How fast do Olympic triathletes run?
Not only are transition times mere seconds, but the overall pace is often extremely fast, hovering just above a 5-minute mile run pace. High-caliber professionals will often finish Olympic triathlons in around 2 hours or less, with the men’s record currently at just over 1 hour, 46 minutes.
How many laps in a pool is 750 meters?
In Pool Training Session 11 you will swim 30 lengths of a 25 metre pool, or 750 metres.
What is a good triathlon time for a beginner?
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.
How much faster is a tri bike than a road bike?
Speed difference came out to almost exactly one mph in favor of the tri bike. Comparing the speed profiles, I was slower climbing on the tri bike, but several miles per hour faster on any sort of descent.
Does a tri bike really make a difference?
The most notable difference is the design, or geometry of the frame of each bike. Triathlon bikes have a steeper angle of the seat. The steeper angle allows the user to travel at a faster rate because you can bend your body down lower which reduces wind resistance.
Can you use a tri bike for road?
Typically triathlon bikes are not very well received on group rides and same for road races. This bodes well for flat terrain, where road bikes are typically better for steep climbing since aerodynamics don’t play as big of a role. Most people also tend to find road bikes more comfortable over longer distances.
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 triathletes use clipless pedals?
Many experienced and almost all elite triathletes use a road style clipless system. The most popular system is Shimano’s SPD-SL, but there are several alternatives including Look’s Keo and Time’s Xpresso. Pedals are single-sided meaning that you frequently have to flip a pedal with your toe to be able to clip-in.