TRAINING TIPS & ADVCE
COACH SARAH'S TRAINING & RACE DAY TIPS
If you are new to triathlons / duathlons it can be daunting starting out.
What gear do you need ?
Where do you start with training ?
How to practise running off the bike ?
Race day tips and Tricks ?
How to set up and navigate a transition area ?
Overcoming fear / swimming in the river ?
What should you do the week of the race?
Don't fear - our Coach is here! Sarah - who is not only our Race Director this year, but also a Triathlon & Endurance Coach will be sharing tips, tricks and advise along the way.
1. WHAT TO WEAR & WHAT GEAR YOU NEED
Unsure of what to wear or what gear you need for your upcoming g triathlon? Coach Sarah shares her tips and tricks on what to wear, use and have for your training and upcoming event. WATCH HERE
2. TRAINING TIPS
Ever wondered how to train for swimming, biking and running all in one? Coach Sarah shares some of her training tips for those newer to triathlon or wanting to up their training ahead of their upcoming event. WATCH HERE
3. SWIMMING IN THE MIGHTY MURRAY RIVER!
The Murray River is a unique and beautiful body of water to swim in. Our Sprint Triathlon and our Wharf to Winery Swim both involve a downriver swim from Echuca. Coach Sarah shares her tips on tackling the swim event / leg, including the swim start, what to look out for, the best line to take and shares the spectacular sight of the river at its peak only weeks ago! WATCH HERE.
4. RACE DAY CHECK LIST
Download our Race Day Checklist to ensue you don't forget anything on day day! A great way to help with your packing and ensure you don't forget anything OR if there is something you haven't thought of before. DOWNLOAD HERE.
5. TRANSITION SET UP & HANDY TIPS FOR RACE DAY
Want to know what to do in transition? Want to know how to set up your transition area like a pro? Coach Sarah steps you through how to set up a transition area and her hand tips for race day. WATCH HERE.
6. NEW BIKE COURSE PREVIEW!
Join Coach Sarah as she takes you for a front seat ride over our brand new 4 lap bike course that is athlete and spectator friendly! A flat but technical course through the Historic Echuca Port precinct and connecting streets. And the only Sprint Triathlon bike in Australia that we know of that includes two states! PREVIEW THE COURSE HERE.
7. PRE RACE TIPS
Race day is almost here! Watch our race day tips and tricks to ensure your race day goes smoothly ! What do do when you arrive at transition, how to calm your nerves and more... WATCH HERE.
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OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Are race day entries available?
The will be NO on day entries for the Sprint Triathlon and Junior Duathlon. We may have late and on day entries for the Wharf to Winery subject to numbers. We do however advice entering online before cut off.
What happens if I get into difficulty in the swim?
If you need assistance, put your hand up for one of the water safety personnel to assist. You may rest on their board or boat, as long as they don’t propel you forward on the course. If they need to transport you to ‘safety’ it is at the race director’s discretion as to whether you be allowed to re-enter the race once the final swimmer (of your category) has exited the water.
Are the events timed?
Yes, electronic timing for all events is provided by ‘Fast Finish Timing’, including the swim/bike/run splits for the relevant multi discipline events.
What rules should I be aware of?
Triathlon, duathlon and aquathon events are bound by race competition rules. You can find those here.
What is meant by drafting on the bike?
Drafting is the act of riding behind another cyclist in an area of reduced air pressure, created in the wake of the leading cyclist. In basic terms it takes less energy for the tailing cyclist and they will ride easier and gain extra speed. Drafting in a non-drafting event creates an unfair advantage and is cheating. More information on draft zones will be provided in the event briefing.
What do I do after the race?
Drink water and refuel. Celebrate and tell tales of your achievement! When the last cyclist is back in transition, you’ll be able to collect your bike and gear.
Have other questions?
Make sure you have watched Coach Sarah's Videos above. She covers a lot of information and questions you may have.
Also follow the Echuca Moama Triathlon-Club Facebook page, where there will be regular event updates posted, send us a message through Facebook or email us any questions. There is no such thing as a silly question. We are here to help and make your race experience an enjoyable and memorable one !