Wow, I can't believe it's already here! One week to go and I am getting so nervous as usual.
I've been going back over my posts from last year to see how I set things up in transition and to remind myself of all the things I need to do this week. Things will be a little different this time because I am racing out of town and have to take all my stuff in the car the day before. Sleeping in a hotel and eating away from home will be other wrinkles I have to consider.
Good news is - I get to wear a wetsuit this year. Bad news is - the lake is freaking cold. 16-17C (60-61F) at last check (thanks Paul).
Bike Shoes (worn barefoot)
Running Shoes with s
Socks rolled half way down, tucked into each running shoe
Race belt with number
Full water bottle
Full bottle of Nuun/Carbo Pro
It'll look more or less like this pic (from last year) although I'm wearing different running shoes now, and I'll take two bottles I think. I won't have the epipen either.
Small hand towel (in case)
Shot Bloks or an extra Hammer Gel??
Jersey? (jacket or raingear or ??)
Bento box - kleenex (no laughing), hammer gel, puffer
Garmin on bike - power on before the swim
2 gas cartridges
Track suit if cold
In Back Pack (with Erik)
Epipen (just in case!)
Chocolate milk (for after)
Body Glide - for under wetsuit, calves, wrists, neck etc.
Pack in car for the trip
All of the above PLUS:
Tri top, tri shorts and extra set of clothes in case
BC Triathlon Membership Card
OK, that's all I can think of right now. I will be adding more as I remember things.
I don't really have any because I haven't ridden this route much and can't really tell how I'll do BUT I will make some guesses.
Swim: 18 minutes (assuming it's the same distance as my last tri)
T1: 2 Minutes
Bike: 30.5-32 kmh = 34-35 min if it's actually only 18km.
T2: 1 minute
Run: tough to guess. Under 30 minutes. Maybe only barely tho.
18+2+34+1+28 = 1:23 - 1:26
But who really knows? If it's windy, forget it. It took me 45 minutes to do that bike route in a strong wind a few weeks ago.
Here's a link to the race:
Oliver Sprint (and Olympic) Triathlon (Wed 7:30am, currently this site has been hacked. Hopefully the link will be working soon.)
Swim and Transition Map
Bike Route Map
Run Route Map