Getting To The Start Line Of Your First Tri

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  • Published Jan 29, 2013
  • Updated Jan 29, 2013 at 1:42 PM UTC
Photo: John Segesta

Any tips for a fast transition? You’ll want to use a colorful towel or triathlon mat to clearly mark your spot in the crowded transition area. For the swim-bike transition (T1), start pulling down your wetsuit and remove your cap and goggles as you run to transition. Before the race, unbuckle your helmet strap and prop it on top of your bike handlebars with your sunglasses inside; also make sure that the Velcro straps to your cycling shoes are free. For the bike-run transition (T2), have your running shoes (with race laces), racing belt, any nutritional drinks, gels or blocks and a hat (if you use one) laid out on the towel for a quick grab-and-go. Put on the belt as you run out of transition (or before the bike leg if the race requires it).

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