Taking Hand-ups from Aid Stations – Part 1
One thing all triathletes should know is how to take a hand-up from an aid station.
Let’s start with the bike: For sprint and some olympic races, we can carry enough fluids and fuel with us, but for the longer races, we will often need to rely on the fluids and sometimes nutrition from aid stations. Or maybe the temperatures are too warm and you went through your two bottles already and need more to stay hydrated. There are plenty of what-if scenarios, so the best thing is to be comfortable taking that bottle from a race volunteer.