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Night Before Troika Half Ironman - Geek Turned Athlete

Night Before Troika Half Ironman

Getting all my stuff together for my first half ironman of the season tomorrow…


Since the race ends in a different place than it starts, I have to load my run things in a white trash bag (provided). Since it is a local race, they don’t have “fancy” transition bags.

I don’t think I have an elaborate list of stuff like other triathletes, but here it is:


  • 2 pairs of goggles
  • wetsuit
  • swim cap
  • timing chip
  • Body Glide


  • race belt w/ # attached
  • bike shoes
  • helmet
  • sunglasses
  • Garmin
  • socks
  • towel to wipe feet


  • sunscreen
  • hat
  • shoes
  • nutrition

Of course, I plan on leaving the house in my race kit complete with flip flops and my hair ties around my wrist (permanent fixture on my wrists, sexy huh?). Since I have to load up all my swim stuff into the black trash bag for the race peeps to bring to the finish, I want to throw my phone in there without it getting wet so I’ve also included a plastic baggie. All my nutrition is already on the bike, and we are planning on bringing our bike pump to the site.

Also, I have my CO2 pump in my flat tire kit on my bike this time! If you read my last HIM report, you would know what I mean!


My goal for tomorrow: Have Fun. Since I have done one of these things in the past, I know I can finish this one. And.. since my HIM went so terribly bad last year, there is a good chance this one will be much better! haha. Training has been more sporadic that I would have liked the past couple of months, but when you are having family/work issues something has to give, and that has been training. All I want to do tomorrow is have fun. Besides, I always end up doing great when I’m not so concentrated on times.

Here we go! 😉

{ 7 comments… add one }
  • Sue @ Sue In Training August 7, 2011, 12:57 am

    Good luck for your race! I like your goal of just having fun. That’s also my number one goal for every race. Heck, isn’t that why we’re out there to begin with?

  • Maggs August 7, 2011, 2:29 am

    Good luck tomorrow!

  • lindsay August 7, 2011, 3:57 am

    best of luck!!!

  • Tiffany @ Tiffany's Spartanette Training August 7, 2011, 5:55 am

    Blah, you’re probably already setting up and getting ready, so I hope you have a great time, and SMILE!

  • Erica August 7, 2011, 6:22 am

    Ah! Hope you have a blast!

  • Amber August 7, 2011, 2:06 pm

    Good luck and hope you had a great race. Can’t wait for the race report!

  • Courtney @ Third Time's A Charm August 9, 2011, 3:59 pm

    Hope it went well! Can’t wait to hear all about it!


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