Bring Non-Tinted Eyewear This goes for both the bike as well as the swim. Having tinted goggles on the swim is great on a sunny day, but not so much on a rainy, overcast day. More importantly, dark glasses on a bike ride in the rain can create eyestrain or even a safety hazard.
What do you really need to know for your first triathlon?
- Join the club. If you don’t have previous experience in triathlons,fear not!
- Get mentally geared up. It sounds cliché,but don’t forget your purpose when you get to the starting line.
- Preview and prepare. While the unexpected does happen,you can plan ahead for the vast majority of your race’s challenges.
- 1. Swim.
- 1 What should I wear for a triathlon in the rain?
- 2 Can you do a triathlon in the rain?
- 3 What happens if it rains during Ironman?
- 4 What should I put in my triathlon bag?
- 5 What shoes does Flora Duffy wear?
- 6 Does Ironman cancel for rain?
- 7 Do you wear socks in triathlon?
- 8 How much should you eat during a triathlon?
- 9 What should you do the night before a triathlon?
What should I wear for a triathlon in the rain?
Wear a rash vest or similar tight lycra long or short sleeved top. You can wear them under or over a tri suit and importantly under your wetsuit too. They provide extra protection for your chest, back & shoulders. If you wear one under your trisuit you have to wear it for the run.
Can you do a triathlon in the rain?
Even though most of us love warm weather and dry conditions, sometimes you may be unlucky and have to complete a triathlon in the rain. For some people, competing in wet doesn’t bother them at all. However, for some, competing in wet conditions can cause a lack of performance.
What happens if it rains during Ironman?
Unless you ride on a leather saddle, there is no need to cover your seat if the rain starts overnight. However, you do need to consider your moving bike parts. If your bike gets wet overnight, lubricate your drive train in the transition area, or cover if allowed.
What should I put in my triathlon bag?
Seasoned triathletes usually have a specific list of triathlon items — and a specific way of laying it all out. The Must-Have Triathlon List:
- Wear your triathlon clothing and shoes.
- Bike Carrier.
- Bike Shoes.
- Swim Goggles.
- Wetsuit, if needed.
- Bike helmet.
What shoes does Flora Duffy wear?
It’s not the shoes, it’s the athlete. Flora Duffy would have won wearing Nike Waffle Racers from the 70’s.
Does Ironman cancel for rain?
Ironman California canceled its Sacramento event early Sunday morning, citing weather conditions that would prevent “acceptably safe” swimming and biking conditions. Ironman was going to make its debut in Sacramento. But the timing was bad, as Northern California endured rainstorms and a “bomb cyclone.”
Do you wear socks in triathlon?
Most pro triathletes don’t wear socks for sprint and Olympic distance events and are wearing some for longer events. However, over a full Ironman distance, it is rather insignificant. The comfort of socks over such a big distance is, for most people, well worth those couple of seconds.
How much should you eat during a triathlon?
Eating and drinking during events During Olympic distance and sprint distance triathlon racing, athletes should aim to consume between 30-60g of carbohydrate each hour. This can be achieved through a combination of sports drinks, carbohydrate gels and through solid forms of carbohydrate e.g. Sports bars or muesli bars.
What should you do the night before a triathlon?
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. Stick to foods that your body is used to.