Check List for Triathlon

My higbikes_transition_view_470_470x3001h school football coach once told me that “Proper Preparation Prevents a Piss Poor Performance.” I have found that there is no worse feeling than getting to the transition set up for a race and realizing that you have  forgotten something. Here at the Prepared Idiot we want to help you avoid that feeling as much as possible so here is a list of things you might want to bring to starting line of a triathlon.

Photo ID          Race Registration

Money               Race clothes

Directions        Course Maptransition 1

Bib/Chip           Sun Glasses

Sunscreen        Body Glide(I LOVE this stuff)

Watch                 Post Race Clothes

Towels                Water bottles

Food/Gels         Wetsuit

Swim Cap             Goggles

Bike                        Helmet

Bike Shoes           Bike Gloves

Tools                     Tire pump

Spare tubes         Running Shoes

Hat                          Socks

There are many other things that you could bring but these are the things that I would not want to be caught with out. The good news is that there are a ton of really nice people in the triathlon community so don’t be afraid to ask someone if you for got something. Odds are they would love to help you out if they can. We have all been there before!

For more great tips on how to run your first triathlon check out the Podcast! You can also get this and our otThe Prepared Idiother episodes on iTunes and Stitcher!

What can’t you race with out? I would love to here from you! Post a comment or shoot me an email at


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