Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Avoid large crowds if possible.. You should avoid large crowds because, you are more likely to contact an illness five to six hours after a large amount of strenuous activity.
f. Lots of people walk on the run at sometime or another. It is perfectly legal.
|If offered sports drink and water which should you choose?||Triathlon Tips
Sports drink, electrolytes are important in long distance events.. In a triathlon (except for triathlons that are not very long), your only danger does not come from dehydration. Equally, dangerous is loosing to many electrolytes.
|To avoid drafting how many bicycle lengths should you stay behind another bicycle?||Triathlon Tips
3. Despite the fact that drafting is illegal in amateur events, you are allowed to pass another cyclist providing you do so in 15 seconds.
Riding for a long period of time on the left hand side of the road.. In cycling, you are supposed to stay on the right hand side of the road. The left hand side is for passing. Following the person in front of you too closely is drafting. Intentionally cutting someone off would we called just plain old wrong (I have never seen this happen by the way).
|You should always try to start in the front of your wave no matter how good or poor a swimmer you are?||Triathlon Tips
f. If you are a weak swimmer, you want to avoid the chaos (getting kicked, getting your goggles knocked off, etc.) that being in the front or middle of the group will bring. Start in the back and towards the side if you are a weak swimmer. You will have a much better triathlon swimming experience!
|According to USTA rules at what temperature can you no longer where a wetsuit, if you wish to me eligable for prizes?||Triathlon Tips
78 F. A 83 F no one is allowed to wear a wetsuit. Even when the water temperature is below 78 degrees many strong swimmers choose not to use wetsuits. Others swim without them due to their high cost.
|Now on to the swim: which is not a benefit of wearing a wetsuit?||Triathlon Tips
Increased mobility.. The reason that wetsuits are allowed in triathlons is to keep you warm. However, additional benefits include better floatation and a better body position. These two benefits help weaker swimmers, much more than strong swimmers.
|When should you pump up the tires on your bike for the last time before you ride it on the course?||Triathlon Tips
The morning of the race. Not pumping your tires before the race can cause a flat on the course!
|Your event is USTA sponsored. Which item can you bring to use, during the race, on race day? ||Triathlon Tips
Aero Bars. Walkman are banned because they distract cyclists and runners from following the instructions of race officials. Glass water bottles are hazardous to other competitors. Flippers would give a competitor a huge unfair advantage.
|Let's go to race morning. Your race is early. What is your best option for breakfast before the race? ||Triathlon Tips
Wake up early enough to eat and eat something familiar. Trying anything new on race day is a bad idea!
|According to USAT rules what item must you have to compete in a triathlon?||Triathlon Tips
Helmet. Not wearing a helmet is dangerous!
Half Ironman. Half Ironman: 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run. There can be some variation in the other distances, but the official distance for an Olympic tri is .9 mile swim (1.5K), 24.5 mile bike (40k), and 6.2 mile run (10K). A Sprint is half the Olympic distance. Minis are very short fun races.
|What is it called when you are less than three bike lengths from the biker in front of you? ||Triathlon Basics
drafting. In most amateur races, drafting is illegal. It is legal in a number of elite races. Blocking is staying on the left hand side of the course for a long amount of time (which is not legal either).
swim/bike transition. The bike/run transition is T2. The best time for the race is called the course record.
f. Most triathlons do, but there are a number of sprint triathlons where the swim is held in a pool.
swim. The swim is usually done first for safety reasons. Fatigue is the most dangerous in the swim (you can't walk the swim).
marathon. In a Half Ironman the distance is a half marathon (13.1 miles),in an Olympic triathlon the distance is 10K (6.2 miles), and in a sprint the distance is usually about 5K(3.1 miles). By the way, a marathon is 26.2 miles.