triathlon transition 101
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!
Simon Brooker is an accredited Multisport and Running Coach based in Brisbane, Australia