Hey guys, any tips to make T1 faster? I did a tri last weekend, and T1 was about 2:30...I guess that's ok, but some elite took 0:45!!! I doubt I could run directly from the swim out of the transition area in 45 seconds - that's insane.
Here's what I do: coming out of the swim, I unzip my wetsuit and undo the top, as well as put my goggles on my forehead. Going into my transition area, I stomp out of my wetsuit, sit to put on my socks and cycling shoes. Stand, then put on glasses and helmet, grab my bike, and I'm off.
The only things I could think of were:
1) not wear socks
2) try leaving my shoes attached to the pedals, which also allows me to run barefoot as opposed to in clipless shoes
Can you think of anything else? Regarding 1, do you eventually put some socks on in T2, or do you do the whole thing sockless? Comfortable?
Regarding 2, I'm totally clueless - HOW DO YOU DO THIS? I tried doing a search, and people were talking about using rubber bands and such, but I have no idea what they're talking about. Help?