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Tips for your first duathlon

The way to face a duathlon is different from that of the triathlon

The development of duathlon tests differs quite a lot from triathlons, however we often discover it in situ.

So you can enjoy your duathlon debut we give you some tips.

Wrap up

Normally duathlones they develop in the coldest months, so in addition to the tritraje you must have adequate clothes to avoid freezing.

Gloves, panties and thermal shirt are great allies of duathletes on cold days.

Control your output rate

Duathlones are characterized by very high output rates, so try to place yourself according to your level and not get carried away by the inertia of the rest of athletes if you do not want to suffer the consequences in the second leg of running.

Use elastic cords

As in triathlon, the use of elastic laces on your shoes Running will allow you to make transitions faster and not waste time attaching them.

Train the transitions

The key to being able to do fast and efficient transitions is to have trained them until you can automate the steps.

We recommend that you always follow the same order and thus you will speed up your movements and you will avoid forgetting how to run with the bike helmet still on.

Get used to your muscles

Unlike triathlons, from the first moment to the last, The lower body musculature is the executor of the entire competition.

We advise you to do Transition training in your preparation period so that the muscles adapt to pedaling after running and running after pedaling.

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San Sebastian de los Reyes Duathlon cycling sector in the Jarama circuit

Learn the tour

Know the circuit for which the career is going to develop will allow you to regulate your strength, so that you have located the ups and downs as well as the most complex points in the cycling segment.

Locate your box

Reaching the box and not finding your site is one of the most common mistakes in beginners.

For this we recommend that associate your position with some external element (building, flag, tree) and visualize the entrance and exit to it in each transition.


As we have already told you, duathlones usually develop in autumn and spring, often cold, so pre-departure heating takes on even more importance.

It is important that you learn a warm-up routine in training so that you can do it before each competition.

If you take into account all our tips, you will only have to enjoy your competition and all the work you have done until you reach the debut!

Laura García Cervantes

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Laura García Cervantes

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