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Practice makes Perfect

It’s well known that drafting behind another swimmer during a triathlon can save energy for the efforts to come on the bike and run. It’s also well known that having your cycling shoes clipped onto your bike can minimise the amount of time taken in transition. I’ve never quite mastered these techniques in a race situation but last weekend I finally nailed it! On my previous attempts at drafting, I either couldn’t keep up with the swimmer in front or I found myself drifting off in a slightly different direction, thereby losing the tow. At the Liverpool triathlon last weekend, after around 750m I noticed a swimmer gradually catching me up on my right hand side. I let him move ahead and then sw

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