Often transition in a triathlon or multi-sport event people do see the opportunity there is for free speed.
Free speed? I hear you say, how do I get free speed when I'm standing in transition?
Well you get it by being quicker at your transition from each leg. You train your body for the swim, bike and run why wouldn't you practice your transition from each to the other as well?
Think about getting into the right mindset and setting up your transition spot to be the most efficient as possible. This is where you will gain maximal efficiency come race day.
t1 - Swim to bike
Going from swim to ride is probably one of the hardest things as you are transitioning from a horizontal position to a vertical one very quickly, it can sometimes leave you a little light headed or dizzy too.
T2 - BIKE TO RUN
So you have fanged it on the bike and now you just have your run to go, transitioning from the bike to the run is one of the quick transitions but equally one of the quickest ways to loose time.
Once you are in transition
With a bit of time and practise transition's can be an easy way to your next PB!
And lastly for a bit of a laugh after all the seriousness, here is a link to an article which talks about some of the worst triathlon advice ever. ENJOY!
Ever heard someone say they are going on a steady run and wondered what they are talking about? Ever wondered why bother with a steady run? Shouldn't I just do intervals, tempo's and long runs? Read on
I found this really good article about how to handle yourself during a mid-race catastrophe, while not ideal I've always been a planner and often will have multiple back up plans or goals (for good or bad) in my head for races. A prime example was during my first marathon.
I had an A, B and C goal just in case. This worked out well as when my A goal came unstuck I had a fall back position which I knew I could lean into and rely on. Luckily that confidence brought my wobble back from the brink into the straight and narrow and I was able to come back and claw my way back to my A goal.
Read on if you want to learn some more about strategies you can employ in your races...