~ If you are a first timer, the transition is the area where you transition from one sport to another. There are two transitions: Swim to Bike (T1) and Bike to Run (T2)
Before the swim
~ Separate your transition mat (or towel) into transition 1 (swim to bike) or transition 2 (bike to run) so you can keep separated the things that you need for each transition.
~ Place your bike socks in your shoes
~ If you are going to put a jersey or a t-shirt on, place it in your helmet so you remember to put it on first (Trying to put on a t-shirt/jersey over a helmet can be challenging 😉 )
~ Place your sunglasses in your helmet for protection. It can get a bit crazy in transition sometimes
Steps from Swim to Bike
~ Remove swim cap, goggles and wetsuit
~ Put on your helmet, sunglasses
~ Put on the bib belt and slide your bib number to the back
~ Put sunscreen on and/or anti-chaffing cream
Steps from Bike to Run
~ Switch your bike shoes to run shoes
~ Switch your helmet to your visor or running cap
~ Flip your bib number to the front
~ Put more sunscreen on and/or anti-chaffing cream
If you have other great tips, please share it in the Comments section.
Have a great race!
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