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Old 07-20-07, 11:55 PM   #1
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Warm-up for Du's?

I'm new to Tri/Du and was wondering about warm-ups for the latter. As a note, I've also done
Tri's as relays where someone else does the swimming and I do the bike and run leg. For those
I just do a 30-45 minute warm-up on the bike similar to what I'd do for an individual TT (bike) and leave it at that. At my last event I ended up standing around for 1/2 hour doing nothing just to be sure I got a good spot in the transition area to rack my bike prior to the start. Otherwise I'd much prefer to start racing 5 minute after my warm-up ends.

I don't think I'll be doing many more of those type. It will either be tri or du that I am doing myself. So how do you warm-up for a Du when you better have a nice place to rack your bike in the transition area? Do you scrap it and warm-up on running???
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I typically arrive early and mark my Transition area with a towel(yes even in dus) and a bag full of stuff. I also scatter both pairs of running soes and then go warm up on my bike. It's far too much stuff for anyone to move without feeling guilty.

Typically about 1 hour out I do a 20 minute bike, then a 15 minute run. Then I stretch, then maybe some strides.
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If I'm driving to the race, I also take my road bike. Rack the Tri bike and roll out on the roadie.

Otherwise setting the bike on a wind trainer in the transition area in the spot you will rack the bike also works.
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