Pitfall #3: Choosing an improper gear combo for your race
Many triathletes are unaware of the best gearing for their specific bike course, showing up with too hard of a gear and wind up wearing out their leg muscles to grind up the hills. Ask an experienced triathlete friend for recommended gearing for your race course, or e-mail us (firstname.lastname@example.org)—we’re happy to help! Once you have the right gearing, simply search YouTube for videos demonstrating how to change a cassette (it’s so easy!).
Rich Strauss is the co-owner of Endurance Nation, a coaching outfit that has trained more than 5,000 athletes since 2007. Endurancenation.us
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