Practice Transitions for Race Day

Practice Transitions for Race Day
Triathlons are meant to test a lot more than your endurance. They test your preparedness, your attitude and your ability to adapt. Many new triathletes, although proficient in all three areas of the sport, often fail to master the transitions. “Brick” workouts are designed to help with those transitions. The last few weeks of your sprint triathlon training should always contain brick workouts. This means doing your swimming, followed by biking or your biking, followed by a run. The body has to learn to adapt from being horizontal in the water to vertical on your bike and from your pedaling motion to running. Most injuries and accidents occur around transitions as the bodies equilibrium is upset.

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