Well I'm one week out of my first triathlon of the season and I thought I'd better make sure I'm organized and ready to race next Sunday. I went back into the archives to cut and paste the following plan, and with a little tweaking, it's ready to go. I noticed that a week before the race, the lake was only 16-17C and this year it is 15C. The forecast this week is for temps 20-24C (low 70's) so hopefully the lake will once again warm up to 19C or so.
So here's the plan.
Bike Shoes (worn barefoot)
Running Shoes with
Socks rolled half way down, tucked into each running shoe
Race belt with number
Full water bottle - to wash feet if needed
Hand held bottle of Nuun/Carbo Pro - quick sip or maybe on run if I'm super thirsty.
Small hand towel
Puffer - 2 puffs right before swim and then put in bento box
Hammer gel in gel flask
Jersey? (jacket or vest or knee warmers ??)
It'll look more or less like this pic (from 2 years ago) although I'll be wearing my Newtons, and I'll take two bottles I think. I won't have the epipen either.
Bento box - puffer
Garmin on bike - power on before the swim
2 spare tubes
2 gas cartridges
Sugoi Brand Champion tank top
Flip flops ?
Track suit if cold
In Back Pack (with Erik)
Chocolate milk (for after)
Body Glide - for under wetsuit, calves, wrists, neck etc.
Pack in car for the trip
All of the above PLUS:
Extra set of clothes in case
Dinner food - chicken, rice, bananas
Breakfast food - yogurt, oatmeal, banana
BC Triathlon Membership Card
OK, that's all I can think of right now. I will be adding more as I remember things.
Swim: 16 minutes
T1: <2 Minutes
Bike: 35-36 min (it's actually only 18k)
T2: 1 minute
Run: tough to guess. Under 30 minutes. Maybe only barely tho.
16+2+36+1+30 = 1:25?
Time last year was 1:28 because of my poor run and windy bike.
But who really knows? If it's windy, forget it. It took me 45 minutes to do that bike route in a strong wind last year.
Here's a link to the race:
Oliver Sprint (and Olympic) Triathlon