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2012-09-01 12:52 AM

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Subject: Race day checklist
I will be doing my first race next weekend...does anyone have a race day checklist. Or things to bring that you might not always think about.

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2012-09-01 2:02 AM
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Subject: RE: Race day checklist
BT has 1, it is on the race log page. Here is the link also.

http://beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/training/race-checklist.asp?

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2012-09-01 2:41 AM
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that's a cool list above...

here's one kicking around my computer...you have to decide what you want to take from this ;-)

PRERACE

  • Race information
  • Map to start
  • Phone
  • Key to car / key to hotel room
  • ID
  • Sports Drink
  • Water Bottles (full)
  • Pre-race food (?)
  • Tire pump
  • Bike tools
  • Extra CO2 cartridges
  • Extra inner tubes
  • Tube patch kit
  • Sunblock
  • Body glide apply
  • Watch
  • Antacids
  • Anti-inflammatories
  • transition bag
  • Misc. plastic bags
  • Electrical tape to secure bike number
  • Sports tape (if injured)
  • Cutting instrument (for plastic ties, etc)
  • Sharpie (to mark seat post or other settings)
  • First aid kit (incl. antibiotic, antiseptic wash) mostly for mtb races

 

SWIM

  • towels (bright color to spot)
  • Trisuit
  • Wetsuit ,wetsuit lube
  • Swim cap
  • Goggles
  • Anti-fog
  • Timing Chip (also safety pin the strap on)

T1/BIKE

  • Race number on bike
  • Helmet with number
  • Wrap sunglasses
  • Bike/full fluid bottles
  • Bike shoes
  • Bike gloves (?)
  • Seatpost pack (flat kit)
  • Energy bars/Gu’s
  • Electrolyte caps
  • socks
  • Eyedrops
  • Chapstick
  • Sunblock

 

T2/RUN

  • Running shoes
  • Race belt w number
  • Extra running socks
  • Extra sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Extra bottle of fluid
  • GU’s
  • Dry Coolmax shirt (?)
  • Sunscreen reapply

 

POSTRACE

  • Sweatshirt/jacket if cold
  • Tshirt
  • Shorts
  • Underwear
  • Snack & recovery drink
  • Money to buy food

Extras

  • Advil
  • Antihistamine
  • Anti diarrhea
  • Rain poncho
  • Jacket
  • Safety pins
  • Extra goggles
  • Extra salt tabs

 

2012-09-01 5:39 AM
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Thanks for the lists...very helpful
2012-09-01 6:41 AM
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I also bring a stapler. Hate using twist ties to attach race number to bike. I find using a stapler keeps it on better.
2012-09-01 8:17 AM
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Subject: RE: Race day checklist

I would also suggest that you have a "gear zone" where you keep your race gear. I like using clear Rubbermaid tubs, with a checklist taped to the top. Then when you get ready to go, you can find everything in one place. I keep mine between my wetsuits and bike zone, and always have a tri bag, race belt, spare goggles, headlamp, flip flops. I keep a bin in my car that has an extra floor pump amongst other things.

When I pick up my race packet, I toss it in the car to live until I set up the race numbers on my bike, helmet, race belt, then I put the cap in the tri bag and am good to go.



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