I mentioned yesterday that my first triathlon of the season is this Sunday. Those of you who have done triathlons know there is a lot of “stuff” you need to bring. I personally am always afraid I’m going to forget something for race day, so I always pack the day before, AND I always have a packing checklist. This makes me much less likely to forget something! Also, with John doing the first two triathlons of the season with me, I’ll be packing for two-so I REALLY don’t want to forget anything! Here’s my list so far.
Wear to start
Tri top and bottom
HR monitor & Garmin (charged)
1 Espresso Gel
2 pair of goggles
2 swim caps
Tool kit and pump
1 Gel Flask
Aero bar bottle full of Perpetuem
Reservoir bottle full of water with Endurolytes Fizz
Helmet & Sunglasses
Bike computer (charged)
Fuel belt bib holder
1 gel for transition
Quantum cool Arm sleeves if hot
Socks & Running shoes
Hand-held bottle full of Perpetuem and Fizz & 1 gel in pouch
Recoverite in blender bottle
Change of clothes
As you can see, this is a pretty exhaustive list, and everything here will take up a lot of room. Luckily, last year, John and I purchased two triathlon back packs. There are tons of pockets in them, so I can keep everything organized, AND there are clips on the outside which work nicely to clip my helmet and wet suit bag on! Literally everything I need for race day (aside from the bike tool box and pump) fit in this bag.
Do you think I need to bring anything else?
How do you pack for your races?