As a matter of fact, if a bike is fitting for you, you even can borrow a friend’s bike instead. You could even ride a mountain bike or hybrid bike if you prefer. You will need a bike helmet so make sure that fits well. And do not make a rookie mistake like I did once by leaving it in the car before the race starts. You will not be allowed to leave the transition area after the swim to start the bike course without a helmet. Depending on the size of the race it will begin with a mass swim start.
A quantity of larger ones will disruption up the swim set up into smaller waves based on age assemble. From time to time you’ll be permissible to walk or hurry into the water and other times you’ll start previously in the water. If you are not good at swimming, you should start at the back of the group to avoid the original disorder at the start. Occasionally if you not sidestep the first commotion at the start, you may get inadvertently kicked or pushed or even have your goggles knocked off. When you come out of the water you’ll be entering into the transition area where your bike and run equipment is stored for what’s commonly referred to as T1.
After you towel off your feet you slip on your bike shoes, if you have clip less pedals on your bike otherwise, you’ll just put on your running shoes if you have regular style pedals. Take a moment to eat part of an energy bar or eat an energy gel and drink a bit of your favorite sports drink. Take your time on the bike course so you can enjoy your first triathlon. On the bike you can also drink more. If you feel tired, you can try to take some sips every 20 minutes to keep up your hydration level. When you finish the bike ride, you will be arranged to come back to the transition area, which is known as T2. You should pay more attention to rack your bike properly, as if you fall off the rack, you will be penalized.
If you are wearing cycling shoes take them off with care to maintain your balance and not fall over as your legs will be tired. Sometimes you can find that some people even just site on the ground to give their legs a momentary rest. Put your run shoes on, take another energy gel, and a few more sips of an energy drink before you head out of the transition area on to the run course. Take it easy on the run course and maintain the same pace you did in training. In this way, you can finish the training comfortably and not experience any problems during the run leg. But during a sprint triathlon, there are more than one place where you can have a drink. One technique to drinking while running is to pinch the top of the closed on one side to help minimize splashing otherwise just walk while you drink your water.