Athlete Question: Coach Ed, can you offer any guidance about what to use for a transition bag and/or how to pack for T1 and T2, at least at a general level? I realize we will customize it to our needs, but what are the best practices and lessons learned?
Z: When you have the chance – please try to attend one of our upcoming race strategy, rules, and transition clinics. Trust me – It is much easier to review this in person with you. BUT the info below will help I’m certain. Below are some reminders, and IF you did not attend the clinic, we would probably start with having you review the slides from the presentation (in clinics file on the team z yahoo group).
What is In this email:
A. General Tips on packing for a Triathlon
B. Sample Check List
C. Text from “old” transition Clinic Document (the presentation is newer)
A. General Tips on packing
What goes in YOUR bag depends on the length of the race, the weather, and any special needs you might have that others don’t consider. It always pays to be over prepared, ALWAYS. As you gain experience, you will start to carry less and less gear with you to races. That’s a promise. Continue reading Triathlon Transition Notes (Packing for Triathlon, Setting up a Transition Area, Executing the Transitions)