Back in January I reviewed the DVD, Mastering the 4th Discipline, Triathlon Transitions. I had it in mind to try to learn the "Running Mount" that is taught in the video in a stepwise fashion. I probably put it off a little long, my first race is next weekend. But I rewatched the DVD this morning and headed out to give it a whirl, with our junior EF videographer (aka my son Spencer) capturing my early attempts and then some rudimentary mastery. This was the first outing for the team ITU suit from Champion System (see EF apparel store here). It is super comfortable, form fitting/aero, but stretchy and non-constricting. I absolutely love it! I swam in it today also under my wetsuit and had no issues. I can't wait to race in it! Here's the video. I start with my normal "step over" mount which is extra rusty and slow since I hadn't done it since last year. My dismount is pretty solid and will stay the same. But no one was more surprised than me that I made good progress on the new technique. I confess I skipped the part about doing it with running shoes first. I'm going to continue practicing every day and hope it's on autopilot by race day. This is a great DVD and I continue to recommend it highly!!    

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