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Are you new to triathlons?
There is a long list of intimidating challenges. And if running, biking, and swimming in an endurance event sounds daunting to you, don’t worry.
Getting ready to tackle a triathlon is easier than you might think, especially if you start brushing up on the terminology.
From aerobars to zones, speed laces to transition, here’s your essential starter guide to understanding some of the most common terms you’ll come across in this multisport.
At some point on your journey to becoming a triathlete you’ll have a conversation with a fellow athlete or your coach and have absolutely no idea what they’re talking about.
But, don’t worry, we have you covered!
We are a supportive and fun community so there is nothing to be afraid of - especially about not knowing the lingo!
In order to help you ease the transition into being a triathlete, we have compiled a list of the most commonly used terms you might come across in triathlons.
From basic gear and equipment to training techniques, read on to learn 70 of the most important terms new triathletes should know.