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    Sprint tri question

    hello all

    I am looking on doing my first sprint. Question for you all, what does most folks do in between for transitions? as I so use to doing all 3 things but at different locations (I use to bike to pool at a school near me, to swim and then run on the track then bike back home).

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    Best way to figure this out is to go on youtube and watch transition videos of pros. T1 is swim->bike and T2 is bike->run
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    thanks for the info

    i have done some videos watching

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    I don't know what most people do, but I generally wear the same clothing for the entire race. Either shorts/singlet combo or a one piece suit. Or maybe just shorts if wearing a top is not required.

    For swim-to-bike, I take off the goggles and swim cap, put on sunglasses and helmet and cycling shoes and hop on the bike and go. For bike-to-run, I take off the helmet and cycling shoes, put on running shoes and go. I don't wear socks but put a little Body-Glide on my feet before the swim to prevent blisters.

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    If you're not super competitive, you can do it really simply. I've done triathlons with a bike that has toe cages instead of clipless pedals. I wear a pair of compression tri shorts and synthetic top through the whole race. That way I just take off my goggles and cap after the swim and put on my helmet and shoes in the first transition and then just drop the bike and take off the helmet in the second transition. You can dismount and mount the bike faster also with toe cages.

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    thank you for all the tips

    I will see what happens...

    depending on what sprint tri (location) i will do depending on what bike i am going to use (might use my mtb bike with reg pedals or road bike with clipless)

    good luck this season to everyone

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    Best advice I got for my first tri was "Race to complete, not to compete." The advice about videos is great, but practice is better. Talk to others, and practice. I

    wear on 1 piece tri suit. It makes life a lot easier. A 2 piece is OK too if it's going to be hot, but you will probably need a top, but it could be a trimmed tee. If you do get a 2 piece, you can take off the cycling top and put on a tee with your race number pinned on. Otherwise a number belt makes it easy to put on your # for the run.

    I bring a 5 gal bucket and a jug of water in case my feet are sandy after the swim. The bucket makes it easy to carry the stuff to the transition area, and it provides a seat when inverted.

    Use a wet suit it the water is cold or if you are a weak swimmer and wetsuits are allowed, but it will slow you T1 time down a bit. It should, however speed your swim enough to make up the difference.

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