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2013-03-28 5:04 AM

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Subject: First (offical) tri of the season and ever!

Hello everyone

I hope you are all well...

I have my first ever official tri on Monday (I have done some with friends in the gym in the past), it is a local sprint tri event taking place in an outdoor swimming pool. I was just wondering what to people pack when they go to such an event? IE stuff for transitions, things NOT to forget etc

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2013-03-28 8:25 AM
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I had my first sprint tri last December.  I kept it very basic so I wouldn't confuse myself.

I SBR in swim jammers and a swim shirt....compression type.  So I had no clothing changes.

Obviously for the bike you'll have your helmet and shades.  I did have a spare tube, co2, and levers on the bike.  With one bottle of water.

Hopped of the bike, slipped on running shoes and there you go.

I had no nutrition outside of water.  Not necessary for a sprint.  

For your first tri I would keep transition as simple as possible.  It surprised me how slightly confused I was going from swim to bike.  Maybe the word is overwhelmed.  If I had had a bunch of stuff sitting in transition, it would have been even worse.

So whatever you choose, make sure you practice, practice, practice it first.

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2013-03-28 8:54 AM
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joestop74 - 2013-03-28 8:25 AM

I had my first sprint tri last December.  I kept it very basic so I wouldn't confuse myself.

I SBR in swim jammers and a swim shirt....compression type.  So I had no clothing changes.

Obviously for the bike you'll have your helmet and shades.  I did have a spare tube, co2, and levers on the bike.  With one bottle of water.

Hopped of the bike, slipped on running shoes and there you go.

I had no nutrition outside of water.  Not necessary for a sprint.  

For your first tri I would keep transition as simple as possible.  It surprised me how slightly confused I was going from swim to bike.  Maybe the word is overwhelmed.  If I had had a bunch of stuff sitting in transition, it would have been even worse.

So whatever you choose, make sure you practice, practice, practice it first.

What he said. I aslo take a towel and fold it in half, put all my stuff on it. I place it in front of my bike wheel.

2013-03-28 8:59 AM
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Check out this:

http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/training/race-checklist.asp?

You probably won't need everything on the lists, but it's a good starting point.

Good luck.

 

Mark

 

 



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2013-03-28 9:09 AM
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joestop74 - 2013-03-28 9:25 AM

I kept it very basic so I wouldn't confuse myself.

This.  Keep it simple, particularly for your first race and particularly since it's a sprint.  I think people often over-think this.  You're going to swim a little, bike a little and run a little - that's it!  You're not attempting a lunar landing!  Bring what you absolutely need, keep it simple and enjoy the experience.  Good luck!

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2013-03-28 9:12 AM
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Tritowels had some excellent towels that have a raceday checklist on them, great for transition and for those of us who forget stuff.


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Keep it very simple in transition.  You did not list any goals for your first race...mine were to finish the race with a smile on my face and to have fun with the friends i was doing it with.  That is all you should worry about, take your time to settle yourself in transition if need be...
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