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Hopefully you have prepared well for Sunday’s event and have many Run/bike/Run bricks under your belt. Before some tips, firstly a background on duathlon and its benefits -
Duathlon is a Fantastic Sport for Triathlon, considering duathlon only engages two sports, cycling and running, this can greatly improve your triathlon goals in many aspects. Duathlon can teach you how to zone in on your cycling and running exclusively, and this can prove even harder since your legs in the last running segment will encounter lots of issues.
Besides this, duathlon can help you in perfecting your transition (which many considered as the Fourth Event) and lastly, getting an ultimate brick workout to benefit you triathlon aspirations. This is probably one of the hardest segments of Duathlon that can greatly influence how you perform in your next triathlon race.
By the time you reach the third segment, you will experience the challenge of bike-run transition. This is the time when it is hard to run since by this time your body is already glycogen-depleted thus making your legs unresponsive or heavy. This is the time when there is no more ‘fuel’ in your body to make you run fast. Another thing is hydration may be setting in that it is already making a toll on you. Lastly, the adjustment you need to do from biking to running takes time for your neuromuscular coordination to catch up. You want to run but your legs still has its mode to cycle. All of these can be addressed by engaging in a duathlon since your body will get familiar with this experience.
You will never outrun your Strength and Duathlon is the Ultimate Strength Workout. As triathlon training usually entails you to do brick workout, we practice duathlons regularly at TriEdge and this can be the perfect real-race workout for you also.
Perfecting the Transition. - Every duathlon or triathlon involves several events, but those who try this race agree that the transition between each segment is the Fourth Event. You fail on this transition phase and you lose valuable time clock in the race - This is especially important for a sprint duathlon like Sundays race . At the same time, succeeding in mastering and perfecting this stage shaves off a lot of time in your race. When running in duathlon, you get to practice in an actual race, this important phase to the smallest detail.
Duathlons are Tough but the strength gains are well worth it. We recommend you sign up for metasprint, Trifactor and Singapore Duathlon as great Triathlon training.
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