Warmup

  • Triathlon Warmup Strategy

    by Bob Dittmann, Kyle’s Bikes 2014 Triathlon Team

    Swimming before the start is one triathlon warmup strategy.

    Most of my triathlon warmup strategy in the past has involved "trusting my training." This meant spending my pre-race time talking to the merry band of fellows wearing Speedos, ensuring that my transition area was in proper order, and plotting the post-race festivities.

    As we are training into race-ready form, a number of us on the Kyle’s Bikes Triathlon Team were discussing ways for us to better our performance and minimize the risks for personal injury. Within this conversation was a strong focus and surprising debate about the usefulness of and strategy behind the "warmup" time before the starting gun goes off.

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