Triathlon A to Z

Add your favourite tri terms to our shiny new glossary...

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11/02/2008 at 13:15

The world of triathlon can seem like a minefield of technical terminology and jargon to the first-timer, and who better to help compile the RW Triathlon Glossary than our experienced forumites?

With your collective knowledge from hundreds of races and years of training, we'd like you to add, edit and compile all your triathlon lingo into one neat, alphabetical list. From aerobars to drafting, T1 to T2, and everything in between.

Feel free to add as many terms and definitions as you want - once we have a comprehensive list we’ll publish an article online.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Catherine RW

11/02/2008 at 13:20

Aerobars - add on extensions to allow to "aerotuck" and thus achive higher speeds if used correctly.

                 - A nice chocolate bar that is normaly minty to taste

Pounce - likes bikes, talks in tounges and has a certian thing about carbon.

M...eldy    pirate
11/02/2008 at 13:21

11/02/2008 at 13:33

Ponce = muppet or

calling me a muppet?

M...eldy    pirate
11/02/2008 at 13:38
whaddya reckon?
kittenkat    pirate
11/02/2008 at 13:39


 - to push a big gear on the bike

- what comes with sausages and gravy down the pub.

kittenkat    pirate
11/02/2008 at 13:41


- a state of great exhaustion caused largely by the depletion of glycogen in the muscles

- horizontal jogging 

Symes    pirate
11/02/2008 at 13:42


- what your thighs will feel like after a long hilly ride

- how the local cantonese takeaway serves its beef, mmmmmm

kittenkat    pirate
11/02/2008 at 13:49

Eccentric contraction

- the lengthening of a muscle during contraction

- the above post when you've lost your marbles.

(coat, leaving)

Gyraffe    pirate
11/02/2008 at 13:53

kk - how about an entry on clipless pedals

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
11/02/2008 at 14:01

Brick - two or three of the individual disciplines performed one after the other in training to simulate how you will feel in a race .

Drafting - riding too close to the cyclist in front of you in a race - leading to disqualification if  seen by a race marshal.

Bento box (or any number of other similar boxes) - a rectangular box that fits on your bike's top bar usually with velcro tapes - for putting your food and other supplies in.

kittenkat    pirate
11/02/2008 at 14:02

Bumblebees and Racehorses

Think like a Bumblebee, train like a Racehorse 

NASA did several studies and found out that a bumblebee can't fly, but luckily no one told the bumblebee, the bumblebee goes on believing it can fly and so it does.

A racehorse trains according to the plan that its trainer develops for it. It then doesn't go out and add uneccesary mileage as it's worried about its performance, neither does it worry or fret after a poor performance. It's nervous and excited on race day but it doesn't stand there and compare itself to the next horse and the next one. It is purposeful and it gets faster and stronger.

Think like a Bumblebee, train like a Racehorse!

(Joe Friel)

11/02/2008 at 14:05
Gravel Munching.  The state you should be in when you finish
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
11/02/2008 at 16:20

ill leave the definition to our learned captain or someone else who can write.
Daniel Benson.    pirate
11/02/2008 at 17:04

Great shout Barlos and a worthy addition to any tri/running glossary.

While I’m here, I’ve noted a list of other possible terms that could be added.

Aero helmet
Ironman distance
Olympic distance
Half Ironman distance
Tri Suit
Waves (start)

Edited: 11/02/2008 at 17:04
11/02/2008 at 17:12
Waves (stop)....... else you're going to have a sore wrist.
The Trickster    pirate
11/02/2008 at 17:20
He's probably already got one of them.......
PSC    pirate
11/02/2008 at 17:26

Lordy, if we add ponce terminology this will need to be published by Collins!!!

chain whips


Don't forget the "4th discipline" (transition)

11/02/2008 at 17:39
4th discipline is feeding
kittenkat    pirate
11/02/2008 at 17:40

Aero helmet *giggles*

Who wants that one? It's a gift!

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