I realize that adding the swim portion seems to require so much more stuff than the Duathlon I did just last weekend. For the Duathlon - bike, bike shoes, bike, helmet, running shoes, sun glasses and race belt.
True, this is a 1/2 Ironman and I have to travel so the list is much longer.
bike flat repair stuff
crack pipe - adapter thingy for race wheels
directions to race, etc
race foods (gels, etc)
heart rate monitor
heart rate monitor strap
towel - post race
wallet - money
So once I get to NO I will go to the host hotel and do the mandatory race briefing, hit the expo (a little shopping maybe) and then drive to the bike check-in.
I hope to get a quick swim in the lake this afternoon. Kristin blogged about there being a pretty good chop in the water yesterday. I'll need to check that out.
Then off to the hotel to check in. I'm having dinner at a Tony's sisters house tonight in Meterie. Tony invited all of us Hattiesburg people down for pasta. It looks like a lot of fun.