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(Embarrassing) Lessons From The Pros

  • By Julia Polloreno
  • Published Aug 3, 2011
  • Updated Nov 10, 2011 at 4:13 PM UTC
Dede Griesbauer at the 2011 Ironman 70.3 California triathlon. Photo: Paul Phillips

Damon Barnett

In one of my first triathlons, I came into T2 so flustered, I parked my bike in the completely wrong rack. I thought it was my spot because the person had the same running shoes. I didn’t notice until I got to mile 1 and started to get blisters from shoes that were 3 sizes small. After that I started using a bright colored transition mat, and walking the path of the transition for T1 and T2.

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Julia Polloreno

Julia Polloreno

As Editor-in-Chief of Triathlete magazine, Polloreno oversees the monthly magazine’s content and production. A Stanford University graduate with an award-winning track record in publishing, Polloreno is a two-time Ironman finisher and has been a competitive triathlete for more than a decade.

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