The act of biking is easy to master. The challenge comes in when you turn your leisurely biking into a race effort. If you’ve ever competed in a triathlon, you know how difficult the bike-run transition can be. Once you’ve left the fairly comfort of your bike seat, those few running steps can feel like you are climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. If you don’t train properly, your biking speed will be below par and you may wonder whether you will be capable of finishing the cycling portion of the competition. Here are triathlon training tips that will help you finish the race ahead of defending champions.
Use the bike you will race on
Riders that do all training on the bike that they use in a competition perform better than those that use a different bike than the one they use on a race day. Don’t spend weeks or months training on one bike then use a different bike for the race. Also, remember that an expensive bike does not make a better cyclist. Therefore, you don’t need to train on the most expensive bike in the city provided that you are comfortable on the one you currently have.