Suncoast Running hosted an informative Tri Night on Tuesday evening for anyone considering competing in a triathlon this season. All levels of triahtletes were welcomed, so I dragged my clumsy ass self to the workshop. That night, I took away some yummy Mix1 and great tips from Geoff of Suncoast Trailside Bicycles.
- A proper bike fit is essential.
- Need to be comfortable.
- Should have an easy bike to run transition.
- Comfort + Efficiency = Speed
- Use every minute to the best of your ability
- Train your weakest area the hardest.
- Cycling can set you apart
- Attend a Master’s Swim class.
- Practice transition.
- Pay attention and be really aware of your surroundings, even on a trail.
- No time to be nervous.
- If you’re full of anxiety, then you’re not ready.
- Know where your bike is racked. Count the steps to your bike and memorize it.
After competing in a few sprint triathlons, these tips may seem like common sense. For me, I need to hear it out loud to drill it into in my head. After the workshop, I made a commitment to get over my fear of falling off my bike, get back on my bike and really, truly train for another sprint triathlon. Now, I just need to register for one.