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Guide posted by Coachsilver Steve R in Middle Distance (1/2 Ironman) Triathlons

Stuff newspapers in your cycle shoes the night before the race

Heard this whilst watching the ITU champs in Beijing today - not tried it myself, but makes sense - if you're a triathlete that keeps their shoes on their pedals for a quick transition, stuff your shoes with newspaper the night before to get them really opened wide, then remove the newspaper before the race - the shoes should stay opened very wide, making it easier for you to get your feet in and get pedalling away into the bike leg quickly

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Thanks for the tip, thats a good plan for trainers as well as they can be a faff to get on in a hurry!

Just about to watch the highlights on i-player :-)

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Thats cool.  My fear is that I wouldnt be able to get my shoes on without killing myself.

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