- 1 What should I bring to a triathlon transition?
- 2 Does transition time count in triathlon?
- 3 How can I speed up my triathlon transitions?
- 4 Should you wear socks in a triathlon?
- 5 What do you wear during a triathlon?
- 6 Where do you put your wetsuit in transition?
- 7 What is a transition mat?
- 8 What is a good transition time triathlon?
- 9 Do you change clothes in a triathlon?
- 10 Can you walk your bike during a triathlon?
- 11 How do you transition faster?
- 12 Do triathletes run without socks?
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.
Does transition time count in triathlon?
Transitions – from swim to bike, and from bike to run – all count towards your overall race time. There are some things you can do months before, days before and hours before a race to help speed up these processes. Here are our top triathlon tips…
How can I speed up my triathlon transitions?
8 Ways to Speed Up Your Triathlon Transitions
- Wear your socks to the race.
- Practice removing your swim cap and goggles.
- Practice removing your wetsuit.
- Practice putting socks/shoes over wet/sandy feet.
- Advanced skill: fasten your bike shoes to your pedals.
- Practice putting on/taking off your helmet.
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.
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.
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.
What is a good transition time triathlon?
Top triathletes can complete the first transition (swim-cycle) in less than a minute, and the second changeover (cycle-run) in less than 30 seconds [source: International Triathlon Union]. For less competitive triathlons, good transitions average around 2 minutes and 45 seconds, respectively.
Do you change clothes in a triathlon?
Clothing for a Triathlon 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.
Can you walk your bike during a triathlon?
If your bike breaks down, you may walk or run with your bike. 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. If you violate this on the race course you will be disqualified.
How do you transition faster?
Here are some pro techniques you can use to make your transitions faster.
- Begin practicing fast transitions now.
- Leave your shoes in the pedals and use rubber bands.
- Put your sunglasses on while pedaling.
- Use a flying mount and dismount.
- Use elastic laces and no socks.
- Use a movie camera.
Do triathletes run without socks?
Most pro triathletes don’t wear socks for sprint and Olympic distance events and are wearing some for longer events. However, over a full Ironman distance, it is rather insignificant. The comfort of socks over such a big distance is, for most people, well worth those couple of seconds.