Triathlon Race Day Checklist

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Unlike other sports, triathlon requires a lot of logistical preparation

 

After all you have to carry clothing and equipment for three sports. Prepare a triathlon trip is something time consuming and must be done carefully so as not to forget anything. The same goes for the day of the race, a gel that you forget can commit months of training.

 

To reduce these problems, we developed a checklist for triathlon competition trips. In the checklist there are two sections: materials for the test and miscellaneous such as clothes to wear after the race, traveling etc.

Race day needs

– GENERAL:
[    ] triathlon suit
[    ] top (if not using triathlon suit)
[    ] short (if not using triathlon suit)
[    ] chip-holder
[    ] sunscreen
[    ] watch or GPS

[    ] heart rate strap (if using)

[    ] Foot pod or Running Power Meter (if using)
[    ] hydration before race
[    ] food before race
[    ] compression socks
[    ] arm compression
[    ] warm up clothing for before race

– SWIMMING:
[    ] swimming goggles
[    ] spare swimming goggles
[    ] anti-chaffing (Crotchguard etc.)
[    ] skimsuit / swimsuit / wetsuit
[    ] cap
[    ] towel

– CYCLING:
[    ] bike (do a good check up and make sure all working properly)
[    ] race wheels (check pressure on tires)
[    ] bike shoes
[    ] helmet
[    ] cycling bottles
[    ] gels to use at cycling
[    ] sunglass
[    ] tube (clincher) or spare tire  (tubular)
[    ] CO2

– RUNNING:
[    ] running shoes (with elastic instead of laces)
[    ] socks
[    ] visor or cap
[    ] race belt
[    ] gels for running

Miscellaneous:
[    ] food (energy bars, electrolyte capsules etc.)
[    ] cap
[    ] flip flop / sandals
[    ] after race shoes
[    ] after race clothing
[    ] before race warm up clothing
[    ] airplane tickets ( if flying )
[    ] electric tape for emergency
[    ] id (DL, passport etc.)
[    ] destination map
[    ] hotel reservation
[    ] USAT card (ITU , CBTri etc )
[    ] iPod or any other source of distraction
[    ] cash, credit card, debit card
[    ] air pump
[    ] alarm clock ( we don’t want you to miss the race )

 

Click Here for a Print Version of Race day needs