USA Triathlon Multisport Zone, June 9, 2017
We often call transition the fourth discipline of triathlon (and indeed, any multisport). A fast and smart transition improves your race time and stress level. Unfortunately, a bad transition caused by mistakes can result in everything from a disappointing race time to a full race disqualification.
USA Triathlon Multisport Zone, May 9, 2017
Are you a triathlete training hard to take a few minutes off your swim or run time, or maybe five to 10 minutes off your bike time? If so, make sure that you’re not overlooking a place where you often can save a good bit of time with just a little effort. That’s in the “fourth discipline” of triathlon: the transition.
Tips for faster and calmer transitions.
Many triathletes in their first few years of competition work hard on lowering their finish times, struggling to take a minute or two off the run or perhaps five minutes off the bike. However, often they overlook the place where you can easily take minutes off your race with a little preparation and smart thinking - the transition.
Triathlons have two transitions, both of which are places to pick up time without a lot of extra work. The swim to bike transition is known at T1 and the bike to run transition is T2. Here are some tips to shorten your transitions and improve your finish times.