Saturday, September 10, 2011

Triathlon Check List

The triathlon is tomorrow! Finally!!! I've been planning and training and practicing for almost a year. Now it's time to pull it all together, "tri" my best and have a blast! I'll let you know all about it sometime tomorrow or Monday.

Thanks for all your support--you've been great cheerleaders!

 Clothing Items: [what I'll be wearing]
 •tri shorts
 •compression tank
 •ankle chip strap
 •sports watch
 •sweatshirt [remove just before swim]
 •flip flops [remove just before swim]

 Swim Items: 
 •swim cap
 •open water goggles
 •spare goggles

 Bike Items: 
•bike [race# attached]
•helmet [race# attached]
•running shoes
•running socks
 •spare running socks
•race number belt [race# attached]
•water bottle
•flat tire kit
 •floor pump

 Run Items: 

 Misc Transition Items: 
•headlamp [to see what we're doing at set up at 5 am]
•garbage bag [in case of rain to keep stuff dry]
•towel for transition area
•baby powder [to get sand off feet before putting on running shoes]
•vitamin water
•luna bars
•peanut butter & banana sandwich
•bug spray
•antiseptic wipes
•band aids
•lip balm
•cell phone


  1. I cannot wait to see how it goes for you! I'm a wanna-be runner! Would you ever consider doing a post that sort of summarizes your start in training for the tri and the things you did to get to race day? I'm always in need of inspiration!

  2. Congrats on finishing your triathlon.

  3. That is a LOT of stuff. I've since read you completed and "Rocked" your Tri! Congratulations and I TOLD YOU SO! *g*

  4. Thanks, ladies!

    BookBelle... my race went really well today. I'm very happy with my results! I would love to do a post about my path to the triathlon. I've actually gotten a couple of emails from people asking the same thing. I'd love to be an inspiration for others the way my workout friends and mentors have been for me. It's all about paying it forward, right? :)

    Dru... thank you so much for your support! :)

    Brandy... it IS a lot of stuff, but I needed all of it! Except the garbage bags for the rain, thank goodness. It did drizzle at the end, but I kept most things in my backpack and it stopped before it soaked through.

    Thank you so much for your support, encouragement and your unending confidence in me! It means so much to me. xo :D


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