OK, triathlete friends: Can we talk about transitions? I practiced my first-ever transition on Sunday, when I did a trial run-swim-run ahead of the Allen Stone Run-Swim-Run on July 21. I swam in my Nike two-piece suit, which worked brilliantly. I laid out my least chafe-prone shorts with my running shoes, a gallon of water and towels to wash the sand off my feet, and some baby powder to dab on my feet to get rid of remaining moisture, all of which made me feel completely comfortable on the run. The only problem: The process took me five minutes. Gah! Is that just how these things go? Are there any tricks to make it quicker? Am I missing anything from my “transition kit,” pictured below? Help!