The Zsports Running / Triathlon Race Number Belt is a race bib number holder that is worn during events in order to hold your race number. The main benefit of wearing a triathlon belt is that you need your number to be visible from the back on the bike but from the front on the run
- 1 Do I need a race belt for triathlon?
- 2 Where do triathlon numbers go?
- 3 How do you use a triathlon race belt?
- 4 What is a race belt?
- 5 Can you rest during a triathlon swim?
- 6 How many days rest before a triathlon?
- 7 Can you wear headphones during triathlon?
- 8 What should you do the day before a triathlon?
- 9 What do I need to know for my first triathlon?
- 10 How do you put a race bib on a belt?
- 11 How do you wear a race bib?
Do I need a race belt for triathlon?
You can race without a belt, but it is nice to have one.
Where do triathlon numbers go?
Plan to bring your run number with you as you will to insure that the person body marking you is writing the correct number. The body marking will have your assigned race number on both your upper right and upper left arms, as well as on both you right and left thigh.
How do you use a triathlon race belt?
Tip: Use a race belt to attach race numbers. It’s quick to put on and good for both the bike and run (plus, no safety pins). Wear it so the number is visible in back for the bike, and then rotate it to the front for the run. Place your helmet with straps out and upside down on the aero bars.
What is a race belt?
Race number belts – the name says it all, a race number belt is just an adjustable belt that displays your race number during the run. Many hydration belts also include gear storage. Most hydration belts do not include race number attachments but some include separate gel storage.
Can you rest during a triathlon swim?
Just keep swimming! You won’t honestly have a lot of ways to rest, unless the water is super-duper shallow, but you can switch to breast-stroke (I did two triathlons breast-stroke the whole way) to rest, and between now and October you really should be able to work up to far longer than a sprint distance.
How many days rest before a triathlon?
A successful strategy is to take off two days before the race to rest. Complete your final workout the day before the race. In that workout, if it is possible to swim on the race course, try to get into the water at the same time your swim wave will go off on race day.
Can you wear headphones during triathlon?
Headphones, headsets and audio devices are not allowed at any time during any triathlon event. Most races allow you to carry your cell phone if you wish, but it must be stored out of sight in a bike bag or jersey pocket.
What should you do the day before a triathlon?
If you think it’ll ease your mind, run through a final gear check before you head to bed. Remain hydrated throughout the day, using water rather than sports drinks. Eat light, balanced meals containing carbs, protein, and a small amount of fat. Have an early lunch and eat your dinner long before bedtime.
What do I need to know for my first triathlon?
What you really need to know for your first triathlon
- Learn how to get your feet in and out of the pedals.
- Buy cycling kit one size up.
- Sunnies are a good idea even on a cloudy day.
- Use carrier bags to get your wetsuit on.
- Put your race timing chip on your left leg.
- Go generous on swim cap sizing – you don’t want it riding up over your ears.
- Practise bike handling.
How do you put a race bib on a belt?
How to use:
- Squeeze plastic toggle and remove the black cord.
- Loop one end of the cord around the belt.
- Insert one end of the cord through the hole on the bib.
- Squeeze toggle and insert both ends of the cord into toggle hole.
- Repeat on the other side.
How do you wear a race bib?
Position the bib and pin the one top corner.
The best position is across your abdomen, not your chest. And you don’t want it place it too low because it will move a lot if it’s too close to your legs. Once you have it in the spot where you’d like it, make sure that it’s straight across.