Transition Speed Tips
Does anyone train for transition?
I can’t think of anyone who does. Don’t worry. I’m not going to go into a tirade about how everyone should practice their transitions as much as they train for the swim, bike and run.
I just want to be good at something and transition is my thing. Of the three main disciplines, swimming is usually my highest ranking. I usually start out each race by getting out of the water in 3rd or 4th place (w/in my age group). It all goes downhill from there. I’m working on the bike and run, but it will be a while before I get good enough to keep that ranking throughout a race. So in the meantime, I pride myself on having a fast transition.
Sunrise on Wrightsville Beach
But having a fast transition is not enough for me.
I want to share what I know with others in case someone out there is struggling to shave off a few seconds from their race times. It’s not like I’m feeding the homeless or giving a lot of money to charity. But it’s my way of giving back to a great sport that makes me feel like I can live without limits.