I hope you’ve been enjoying this series on getting starting in triathlons (or duathlon), because I’m enjoying sharing it with you! Triathlon season is in full swing in most locations, so you may be getting ready for your first race. If so, today’s topic of a race day checklist will help make sure you make it to the race with everything you need.
I don’t know about you, but I’m a big list person. I am such a list dork, that we have packing lists saved based on different trip locations – from snowboarding to scuba diving. I’ve had a triathlon packing list saved and refined over the years that I’ve been racing and I still like to print it out just to be sure nothing is forgotten.
I think this checklist is a great one to start with. If you pack just this stuff – you shouldn’t be missing anything on race day. BUT, feel free to tweak and customize for your own need. Hint: If you’re a guy, you don’t need the sports bra. =)
I’ve had some interesting things on this list over the years, that I’m almost embarrassed to admit now. The one I had here for the longest time is a plastic shoe box. I used to fill it with water so I could rinse my feet off in transition before putting on my bike shoes. Hey – my feet were CLEAN on the bike! :)
Now you’re ready to pack your bag and head out for your first race! Have you signed up yet?
Previous posts in the Why Not Try a Tri series:
Questions for you:
Experienced multisport athletes: Any other items you would add to this list?
Aspiring multisport athletes: Have you signed up for your first race yet?
If so – which race & when?
If not, what’s holding you back?