Friday, June 4, 2010

Transition prep - Heat Wave

Last year the Heat Wave Triathlon was unseasonably cool - it was actually wetsuit legal (for the first time I believe.).   Not this year.

not so lucky with the weather this year

I used to go over and over all the things that I needed to take for a triathlon. It is a LOT of stuff especially compared to a running race (shoes, shirt, shorts and race belt if you have one).  But now I have it paired down to what I think are the necessities. Let me share.

just in case

flip flops, sunscreen (you saw the UV INDEX = 10+ EXTREME) and an extra tube

goggles.  I have another pair in the truck - just in case

gps watch and heart rate strap.  now I use it more for pacing

towel for my stuff in transition

rocket helmet and bike shoes

running shoes, race belt and race hat (I prob won't wear the ironman one - maybe)

sunglasses and crack pipe (for my race wheels)

water bottle and 2 gels (one before the swim and one before the run)

extra tube (this would be extra, extra) and Allen wrenches

scissors and electrical tape (someone will ask if you have one of these)

it all fits in the transition bag

oh yeah - what do you do with the USAT key fob membership card?  it is on my transition bag.  I do not think I will ever do a race without my gear so it is always handy.

the bike (since this is only a near olympic race I took off all of my water bottle cages except for front mounted one

There you have it.  Easy stuff.


Jon said...

Good luck this weekend! don't melt!

Matty O said...

Great setup! You are pretty darn organized huh!

Good luck this weekend, the faster you go the faster you are out of the heat ;)

Caratunk Girl said...

I love this!! So cool! I am going to send it to my friend who is doing her first tri. Best of luck to you this weekend!

Kathleen said...

Have a great race!

Aimee said...

Great post! I LOVE your idea about the little USAT card. I am totally going to do that on my TYR bag too! :)

Jon Gilchrist said...

Keep It Simple Sir.....I like that.....and I like packing my bag for a sprint race and knowing I've got it down to a "beeear necessecities"