With race season fast approaching, it's time to start thinking about the 4th discipline of triathlon, which is transition training.
It goes without saying that the less time you spend in transition, the faster your overall race time will be. It's essentially time that you can get for free, so it's best not to spend it faffing about taking your wetsuit off or tying up shoe laces With a few tips and a bit of practice, it can save you some valuable time.
So for those of you who are new to the club this year or for anyone who simply wants a refresher course, we have secured the services of Eamonn Tilly to run a transition training session with us on Sunday April 23rd at 11am. The session will last for approx 1 hour and it will take place at the running track in Greystones. We have a run training session booked there from 10am-11am, so why not come along to that session first and then stick around for the transition training afterwards. If don't fancy the run first, then that's no problem, just come along at 11am instead.
Just a reminder that we have transition training with Eamonn Tilly booked for this Sunday (April 23rd) at 11am at the running track in Greystones. This session isn't just for new members, so long term members should use it as an opportunity to fine tune their transition skills and pick up some tips ahead of race day.
To help get the most out of the session, please bring your bike, bike shoes, helmet and runners. If you're not using bike shoes, that's no problem. Your runners will do just fine.
We have someone lined up to demonstrate what's involved with getting the wetsuit off when transitioning to the bike in T1. However, if any other members want to bring their wetsuits along for practice, then please do.
As you know, we also have a running session on the track beforehand, from 10am until 11am. All levels will be catered for, so it would be great to see loads of people there for that session as well.
@Oscar .... we currently don't have any other official/coached transition training sessions planned, but a good alternative would be for you to bring your runners along to one of the bike interval sessions on Wednesday and practicing it there. There are plenty of experienced members at those sessions who'd be happy to show you what's involved. We'll see if we can find you some good YouTube clips as well