Race Day - Triathlon Transition 2 (T2), Bike to Run
- Jog/walk bike inside the transition area to your bike spot. Hold the front of the bike firmly to avoid a jack-knife (when the front wheel turns sharply left or right and you fall over the bike).
- It is illegal to ride your bike inside the transition area.
- If you were wearing clip-in cycling shoes, leave your shoes clipped into the bike and jog/walk barefoot to your spot.
- Put your bike on the rack (in the correct slot).
DO NOT GO INTO THE RESTROOM TO CHANGE; Do not put on underwear; Take your bike shorts off (leave your swim suite on); Put your running gear on over your suit. You can also simply run in your swim suit if you want — watch out for chaffing though. This advice is good for any triathlon shorter than an IronMan Distance Triathlon. If you were competing in an IronMan, you’d go into a changing facility and to change.
Put on your running sneakers if you don’t already have them on.
Take off your helmet.
Run/Jog out of the transition area
- Triathlon Transitions: How to set up a spot that works!– Your event is right around the corner and it’s time to set up your transition spot in the parking lot. If it’s your first mini-triathlon, this is a quick reference to setting up a spot that works!.
- Food Focus: Water!
- How to Document Your Triathlon
- Triathlon Transitions For most novices, the focus of triathlon training is on strengthening your swimming, biking and running skills. But there is a fourth and vital element to the competition that can help you achieve your goals – the transition.
- Clip-in Shoes or Running Shoes for the Bike
- Race Day Check-list Print off a list of what you’ll need to bring on the morning of your triathlon event.
- Headphones during Triathlon Races and Training I ran across “the top ten violated rules” during a triathlon event on the USAT website…the rule that changed the way I trained and raced most came was #8
- What to Wear for a Triathlon Gear recommendations for your triathlon swim, bike and run
- Sharing a Triathlon StoryI’m looking for this story…
- Triathlete Profile: Todd Jenson Seasoned triathlete, coach for newbies and full of great advice!
- Triathlete Profile: Tripp NortonGreat triathlon advice from a family man, triathlete and coach
- Meet Lousie Kelaher-our contest winner who talks about her triathlon experience and offers good advice to newbies.
- Supporting “The Two Girls” – A GREAT Bra for Well-Endowed Triathletes
TriathaNewbie.com Recommended Resources:
- Race Day Intro
- Night Before the Triathlon
- The Morning of the Triathlon
- Triathlon Event Arrival
- Setting Up Your Triathlon Transition Spot
- Triathlon Start
- Triathlon Swim
- Triathlon Transition 1 (T1), Swim to Bike
- Triathlon Bike
- Triathlon Transition 2 (T2), Bike to Run
- Triathlon Run
- Triathlon Finish
- Post Race
- Post, Post Race
Triathlon Swim : – Get the low-down on gear and read tips for training and events.
Triathlon Bike: – Learn how to structure bike workouts, find safety tips and read recommendations on great bike gear.
Triathlon Run : – Get the ultimate skinny on running sneakers, running gear, safety tips and much more.
There are Newbies Starting Triathlons Every Day. Today Just Happens to be YOUR Day!
Pennsylvania Triathlon – Connellsville Parks and Recreation Triathlon –-Great sprint triathlon for beginners!
New York Triathlon – Brooklyn Sports Club Mini Indoor Triathlon – This unique indoor event is perfect for first-timers
Running: Good for the Body and the Brain – Could running make you smarter? The answer may surprise you.
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New York Triathlon – Brooklyn Sports Club Mini Indoor Triathlon –This unique indoor event is perfect for first-timers
Georgia Triathlon – Tri for the Shelter Sprint Triathlon – USAT sanctioned, This triathlon takes place in the gorgeous Rocky Mountain Recreation..
My First Triathlon, Nicholas D’Angelo – It was the end of my life as I knew it and the beginning of the beginning. I decided that I wanted to live. I wanted to be a better husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend…
First Triathlon Story – Greg H. from Texas – just to raise your arms at the finish line and know that you accomplished a triathlon is such a great feeling.