Tuesday, 2 February 2016

4 handy ways triathletes use headlamps

Each triathlon challenge has its own unique set of challenges. Whether it is dealing with the waves in the swimming portion, the scorching heat radiating odd the tar during the running portion or the challenge of equipment and riding in a pack during the bike portion. With each challenge comes the need of specialized equipment.

Once challenge that rarely gets any publicity is the darkness. All the coverage of triathlons takes place in the bright sunlight, but much of the preparation takes place in the darkness. Triathletes should really consider a quality headlamp to light the way, here’s why…

     *      TRAINING
Most people work during the day, most of your training will be done during the evening and night. If you’re going to be on the road in the dark, you will need a way to see and be seen. Headlamps are a great option when training at night.
     *      RACE PREP
Triathlons don’t start at midday, so in order to get into the check-in, you’re going to have to get up early in the morning. That means racking your bike, getting your gear together and making your way in the dark. You can see where a headlamp would come in handy.

Some race staging areas are well-lit, while some are not. Regardless of this, you’re going to have to deal with it. It is your responsibility to get your bike and gear to the right place, checking in and making your way to the start. Being able to see where you’re going will certainly help with that.

     *      RACING
Depending on your flight, you may or may not be racing in the dark. It goes without saying that bumbling around in the dark is not going to help you set a new personal record, so make sure you have a headlamp and a spare in your bag for the race.

Keeping your hands free allows you to prepare everything you need, from putting the rack on your truck and tuning your bike to lighting your way through the dark. The universal torch headband from Klarus is fully adjustable and made from a soft elastic material, which provides a comfortable fit. The Klarus head strap also takes a number of different size flashlights

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