LEG LUBE: One of the joys of being a beginner in any sport is that you will improve. What normally follows that first block of training and your first triathlon is an enormous learning curve. All the triathlon mistakes from race number one serve as good motivation for making corrections to improve performance at the next event. Why wait until after that first race to get on the learning curve? Why not start now? This article is written to help new triathletes make the learning curve as steep as possible before your first race. In fact, the goal is to prevent you from making some common training and race-day errors and avoid the faux pas that could make you look like a triathlon nerd.