not so lucky with the weather this year
I used to go over and over all the things that I needed to take for a triathlon. It is a LOT of stuff especially compared to a running race (shoes, shirt, shorts and race belt if you have one). But now I have it paired down to what I think are the necessities. Let me share.
just in case
flip flops, sunscreen (you saw the UV INDEX = 10+ EXTREME) and an extra tube
rocket helmet and bike shoes
running shoes, race belt and race hat (I prob won't wear the ironman one - maybe)
sunglasses and crack pipe (for my race wheels)
water bottle and 2 gels (one before the swim and one before the run)
extra tube (this would be extra, extra) and Allen wrenches
scissors and electrical tape (someone will ask if you have one of these)
it all fits in the transition bag
oh yeah - what do you do with the USAT key fob membership card? it is on my transition bag. I do not think I will ever do a race without my gear so it is always handy.
the bike (since this is only a near olympic race I took off all of my water bottle cages except for front mounted one