Triathlon involves 3-disciplines, countless pieces of equipment, and transitions. For Type-A athletes, the temptation is to strive for the perfect race. The reality is, there is no perfect race. You’ll always find something you can improve on or do better.
Bethany and Kathryn were at one of Georgia’s local races over the weekend and share insights on things that new or veteran triathlons can do to make their next race even better. Here’s a quick preview:
- Wetsuits – prepare ahead of time. Borrow or rent a wetsuit well in advance so you have time to find one and make sure it works for you.
- Check our transition bag the night before. Make sure you have everything!
- Don’t sprint from the swim exit to transition, especially when you have to navigate a hill out of the water. You’ll end up with a high heart rate and feeling flustered in transition.
- Don’t try to throw in any fancy mounts or dismounts on your bike that you haven’t tried ahead of time.
- Make sure you are familiar with the course – know how to execute hills.
- Pace yourself on the run. You’ll regret it if you go out way to fast.
- Have fun and enjoy race day! Celebrate with your friends, family, teammates!
If you’re looking for a race day checklist or a guide to help you get started, download our guide!