Monday, April 20, 2015

Transition Clinic: Flats and Fast Swims

A week ago Saturday I had a very good lesson in not giving up.

It was my club's annual transition clinic. I missed last year's so I was really looking forward to it even though I'm already pretty good at transitions. The video from last year looked like fun and I thought it would be a good idea to brush up on this stuff before my first race.

So I arrived early, set up my transition area and settled in. The coaches went through how they set up their transitions and two of them have seats! I have to say that this does not sit well with me. I have always gone by the adage "never sit in transition." I think this is the difference between being a young pro and an older coach. I suspect at some point I'll have to have a bucket or stool too as I won't be able to bend over without falling down. But until that point comes... never sit in transition!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

ITU Worlds Short Course: Making the team

One of my long term goals has been to qualify for Team USA in some aspect of triathlon. I looked into it last Fall and decided my best bet was in Aquathlon (no, I don't know how that's pronounced either) because my bike is my weakest leg and because I do a ton of "Splash and Dash" races and most people don't do them at all.

To make the World Team, this is exactly what is said on the web site: