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A TIP FROM EMILIO:  SHAVE SECONDS, EVEN MINUTES, OFF YOUR RACE.

Posted by Emilio De Soto on

Most triathletes spend so much time trying to shave seconds off their swim, bike, and run times, and they pay very little regard to the valuable time they can save in the transition area simply by practicing what they do.  It may sound silly, even dorky, but not nearly as silly as most people look on race day, when they don’t practice their transitions.
Simulate what you will do in T1 including removal of your wetsuit, putting on your shoes and helmet, and mounting your bike to the point where you are clipped in.  Simulate T2 including dismounting your bike, running with your bike barefoot (or in your bike shoes if you do that), removing your helmet, and changing into run shoes.
Finally, before your race starts, remember where your bike is racked and which way is out!  Watch any triathlon and you will find some people who actually do not know.

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