Laying Out A Transition Area
by Michael Pate, beginnertriathlete.com
How to properly and effectively lay out your triathlon transition area.
I can be most anywhere - whether it is a concert, campaign rally or a retail store, and people will walk up to me and ask me questions about something. It has almost become a joke among some of my closest friends because the people asking me the questions sometimes know more about what is going on than I do. It comes as no surprise that when I am at triathlons, people come up and ask questions and many of them have to do with laying out a transition area. Over the last ten triathlon experiences I have had, I have found what works for me and it seems to be working for others.
Preventing Triathlon Swim Panic
by Coach Tony
Swim panic, and associated hyperventilation, is often experienced by new triathletes and veteran triathletes in cold water. Dealing with triathlon swim panic is why some experienced triathletes think twice before committing to cold-water events. Understanding the factors that contribute to open water swim panic, preparing accordingly, recognizing the emotion when it begins, and knowing how to react are all important towards overcoming a negative experience and having good swim regardless of your triathlon experience level.