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Saturday, June 14, 2008

'Twas the night before Binbrook...

... and all through the house, Triathlon Jon was stirring, trying to get everything ready for tomorrow's race!!!

(Sorry, I couldn't make it rhyme!)

Tomorrow is my first triathlon, the Binbrook Give-it-a-Tri.

I came up with this list of items that I'll need... this takes a lot more preparation than just a run or a bike ride!

To get there:
  • Map

For before:

  • Sun screen
  • Food
  • Water

At the start of the swim:
  • Goggles
  • Tri shorts
  • Cycling jersey (will wear in water)
  • Gel (maybe)

At the transition to bike:
  • Helmet
  • Glasses
  • Socks
  • Water bottle (with water - to clean feet)
  • Towel
  • Cycling Shoes
  • Race number holder belt

On the bike:
  • Water bottle (with Gatorade) (for bike)
  • Pump
  • Spare tube
  • Tire levers

At the transition to run:
  • Running Shoes

For my wife to capture the moment:
  • Camera (regular and video)

For after:
  • Food
  • Change of clothes
  • Water
This morning I went for a short swim, wanted to test swimming in my cycling jersey. It went well, but I did find that I need to tuck it in or it rides up. Later today I'll get my transition items ready and will do a few dry runs.

Can't wait! Full race report tomorrow.

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