VISUALISING A FAST, EASY TRANSITION
Visualising to help you through TRIATHLON TRANSITIONS
Visualise what you need to do when you get to transition. Miss Triathlon will talk you through each transition in detail. You need to read this prior to the race and visualize the steps
- You’ve set up transition (CLICK HERE for examples) and now you need to know where to go when you’ve finished the swim. Walk into the transition area as if you’ve just finished the swim and work out how you will recognize the position of the bike. Count the rows you need to walk past, “I need to run past 3 rows and then run down the isle to the middle to find my bike” I always keep my head looking for my bright orange towel laying beside my bike.
- Visualise throwing down your goggles, taking off your wetsuit, putting on your helmet and sunglasses and finally your cycling shoes. Where do you go now? Walk through the cycle start exit. See where the mount line is (this is the area you have to get on your bike, you need to pass this line before you can mount your bike)
- Imagine that you’re finishing the bike, you need to know where the dismount line is (this is the area you need to ensure you’ve dismounted your bike)
- Walk back into transition, imagine how you will find your transition area, your bike won’t be there so again I recommend you count the isles you need to run past and this may be different to the swim dependent upon the transition set up
- Imagine taking off your helmet (you can only take off your helmet once you’ve racked your bike), replacing your cycling shoes with your running shoes. Grab your hat and you’re off
- Walk to the run start and now you’re prepared and very unlikely to make any mistakes
1. How many isles do I need to run past to get to my bike?
2. What do I need to look for when I’m running down the isle eg bright orange towel?
3. How many isles do I need to run past to get to my running shoes?
ENJOY THE RACE AND HAVE A SPEEDY TRANSITION