stupotboy Posts: 1
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Hi I'm have been training steadily towards my triathlon which I'm really looking forward to. Problem is every time I think about the transitions I become extremely nervous. As its my first tri I'm setting modest goals time wise etc but like I say am worried about transitions are they fairly explained on the day by the briefing? Is there any race etiquette I should adhere to?
Hope that helps - which race are you doing?
- practice transitions at home as much as possible. This might mean covering yourself in water, then simulating the transition to bike, running with your bike (helmet on) to a 'line', after which you can mount your bike. Then do a bike to run - unclip or take feet out of shoes, then run to where your shoes are with bike, put shoes on, pick up any food or drinks, then run.
- Don't rush it. Take it slowly on your first one
- Put something in your transition area which will calm you down - it could be a cloth with some lavendar scent on or a picture of a loved one. Nothing valuable though
- You try the technique where you picture a tranquil scene to calm your nerves. I've never used this, but apparently it works.
There are lots of things in triathlon which can surprise you. Expect all sorts of things to happen. treat it as a learning experience, and enjoy it. It's a really fun event. Let us all know how it went.