Tomorrow is my Sprint Triathlon! I am excited and a little nervous – but mostly excited.
Wanna read some of my previous triathlon race recaps?
- Wildman Olympic Triathlon – March 14, 2010
- Moss Park Triathlon Relay – June 2009
- Moss Park Sprint Triathlon – June 2008
Perhaps the most panic-inducing moment of a triathlon is not the swim, bike, or run – it’s the packing! You have to bring a lot of gear to a triathlon! It’s easy to feel like you’re forgetting something important. So here’s my Essential Sprint Triathlon Packing List. There’s a million different extra things to bring to a bring, but if you pack all of this, you’ll be just fine.
Don’t forget the BIKE!
Trisuit ( or swimsuit)
Wetsuit if it is legal (not for this race)
Goggles + an extra pair (in case a strap breaks)
Swim cap (you will usually get a cap in your race bag as well)
TRANSITION 1 and BIKE:
Bucket + towels to wash and dry sandy feet
Helmet (VERY IMPORTANT)
CO2 Pump in case you get a flat on the road
Replacement bike tube
Calories (Gatorade, Gu, PB sandwich)
Garmin / Bike computer
TRANSITION 2 and RUN:
Bib number belt / Spibelt
Any other essential running gear
Change of clothes
Whew – the car is FULL! Wish me luck.
Oh, and guess what? We’re under contract on our first home!
We close on July 22. We are absolutely thrilled and cannot wait to tackle some epic Do It Yourself projects, let the dogs run around their new backyard, host dinner parties, and fill the rooms with babies!