tips for duathlon
with a total distance of just 14 metres, i predict the race will be won and lost at the changeovers.
Yea.. i'm guessing i'll do it in around 7 – 8 minutes.
Ride in your running shoes, save time in changeovers. The pro-tri people can change shoes very quickly but the rest of will save time by not having to do it.
You think that would outweigh the benefit of being clipped in for the 10 miles? I've done one 10mile time trial in 29 minutes on a heavy old road bike. Think the run after the cycle is going to kill me
EDIT: Sorry. missed the toe straps bit. Don't think i've got anyPosted 8 years agokarnaliMember
spend some time today doing little hard runs 2-3 mins then practise chanin shoes putting helmet on slightly out of breath, 5-mins or so on bike pretty fast and thn changing back and repeaing run or even shorter run. try it 2 or 3 times to get used ot runnig and riding after each other. Then practise just swapping shoes so you can do it pretty quickly. Will save you a little time tomorrow
enjoyPosted 8 years agojaycmx1Member
the transition is all about having your stuff laid out properly,you can also have your bike shoes attached to the pedals and slip into your shoes whilst riding,with the back of the shoes kept up right by attaching them with elastic bands to the bottle cage or wherever you can that snap when you start pedaling,have you got elastic lock laces in your running shoes? so you dont have to faff around tying your normal lacesPosted 8 years agoseizednutsMember
elastic thread laces. the type you use on back packs for outside storage works well in transition. the secound run wont be as bad as you think cos youll be warmed up to racing temp, so if you can, for last two miles up the tempo out of you comfort zone. Its about an hour of pain, suffering and enjoyment 🙂
ENJOY!!!Posted 8 years ago
the first run will space out the racers nicely, if riding is your strong point don't go mental on the first run. You'll make the time difference back up over the ride.
If it's an off road duathalon a lot of the multi sport/tri peeps are very fast and fit, but crap on a mountain bike over anything technical in my expereinces racing against them, so it depends on the course but you can claw a lot of time back.
if you've got anything left, go as hard as humanly possible on the last run. If you can talk or don't want to puke at the finish then shame on you, you haven't gone hard enough 🙂Posted 8 years ago
Have adjusted the stack height and lowered the handelbar height.
Have you trained with this setup? it's better to stick with what's comfortable under a high cadence/power output. If you're not used to riding more stretched with a lower profile you may end up with all sorts of "interesting" twinges rather than a performance benefit. It's only a sprint duathalon so you may be ok, but I always train with my race set up a month or so before the first race just to get used to the more aggro setup
Good luck and enjoy it, it's not often you pay someone money to end up in pain…..unless you go to specialist clubs in soho 😉Posted 8 years ago
Well i did it. The drivnig wind was crazy. Literally felt like hitting a brick wall on half of the course. Took it fairly easy on the run (as i didn't know what to expect). Legs didn't feel too bad on the run. Bike felt amazing (so so fast) and ideal position.
The only thing i have problems with (and i've found this with the TT) is my position seems to cut off some blood circulation to my nether regions! I endd up getting slight twinges of cramp in my calf muscles.
Anyone had this with a low TT position? not sure if it's saddle, height etcPosted 8 years ago
with a lower tuck position you may have to adjust the saddle very slightly lower on the nose than with a higher riding position to prevent pressure in delicate places, hence what I was saying about training with the race TT setup a few weeks before the event just to make sure no new pressure points occur.
nice one for racing in poo weather 🙂Posted 8 years ago
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