Your Step-By-Step Guide to Triathlon Transitions

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This article originally appeared on Triathlete

In a triathlon race, every second counts – including the seconds spent swapping out your gear from swim to bike and bike to run. These in-between phases, known as triathlon “transitions,” are often overlooked by triathletes, who tend to focus on swim, bike, and run training. But preparing for and practicing your triathlon transitions is just as important, because a well-organized transition is not only speedy, but a major confidence boost. If you’re going to get flustered during your race, it’s most likely going to happen in transition, when nerves get the best of you and you suddenly can’t find where you stashed your bike, or when you realize that tying your shoes is a lot more complicated than you remember (it happens – a lot) with shaky hands.

But fear not! With a little preparation and a few practice sessions, you can nail your triathlon transitions and get on your way as quickly as possible.

Looking for more tips on how to get through your transition quickly and efficiently? Check out The Illustrated Guide to Racing A Triathlon.

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