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monty73741 04-01-2009 09:01 PM

Any Cyclist, tri's or MTn bike racers on this site
I training for my first TRI in august.

Any tips.....

Hugh_Jass 04-01-2009 09:05 PM

What length?

A couple of things come to mind. you can shave overall time without any extra exertion by being organized in your transitions. Practice them. Lay out your clothes, shoes...for each transition befor they close the area. (My first sprint tri., I didn't think to have my running shoes untied. Probably cost me 45 seconds)

Practice getting off your cycle, changing shoes and running. it's amazing how heavy your legs feel the first mile or so.

good luck.:mug:

Boerderij_Kabouter 04-01-2009 09:05 PM

Do you have clip in pedals? That will make the single biggest difference for your bike leg.

That and practice you bricks.

BlackDogBrewing 04-01-2009 10:18 PM

No tips, but from one cyclist to another...good luck in your first TRI!

Parker36 04-01-2009 10:19 PM

I race big wheels.

gingerdawg 04-01-2009 11:03 PM


Originally Posted by monty73741 (Post 1234103)
I training for my first TRI in august.

Any tips.....

Chamios butter!

Tonedef131 04-02-2009 12:06 PM

I did a triathlon a couple years ago. I have always been a pretty strong cyclist so that part was not very difficult for me, I really struggled with the swim. I only practiced indoors and thought I was set cause I could hammer out fast laps all day long. Well, open water swimming is quite different that in a pool...especially when there is hundreds of people swimming inches from you. There is no line to follow so you need to be able to keep yourself straight by looking up between strokes.

So if I were to give you one piece of advice I would say practice in the open water. But if you live near where it will be go ride and run the course a couple times so there is no surprises in the terrain. Have fun and good luck.

monty73741 04-02-2009 03:57 PM

it is a sprint.....i really excited. ITs a goal i set. I used to race mtn bikes.
i honestly want to be in the top 20

Pharmguy 04-02-2009 05:43 PM

Im training for my first sprint tri as well. Im having a really hard time getting the breathing down in the swim. I just want to hold my breath!

ScottyT 04-02-2009 05:50 PM

I was a casual cycling racer for a couple of years out of high school and I loved it. I am just getting back into shape and hope to join my friend's adventure racing team in the spring on 2010.

No tips here, but good luck!

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