• Kalmar Ironman Triathlon 2009 - T1 (photo by Magnus Johnsson)

    The Fourth Discipline – Getting Set For Triathlon Transitions

    Much of the training we do as triathletes and duathletes involves honing our skills in the individual disciplines we need to participate in. Great improvements can be achieved by picking on your weakest one, and working hard to perfect your technique, and usually it is easier to see larger benefits by doing this than trying to improve on your best event. If you’re really serious, you’ll even be training hard on your brick workouts – adapting your body to keep going from one event to next with fatigued muscles. But the one activity ignored at your peril is transition – from swim to bike (T1) and from bike to run (T2) – the Fourth Discipline of triathlon.