Friday, April 29, 2011

Packing and Gear Checklist for Ironman St George

Packing for Ironman should be an event. Two hours of sorting, organizing and packing everything up. My IM distance pool swim today in 61:45 (a new PB) seemed much easier by comparison.

Earlier in the week I did a wetsuit test swim with my new blue seventy booties and the thermal hoodie. The 2km swim was at Ironman intensity and I clocked a nice 30:40 which means I am definitely on track for a best time swim. Last night I did a 5km tempo run in 20:44 at above IM threshold just to get a bit of intensity in and then this morning a 20 minute water run.

Finally I am finished packing and can now rest and then get a good sleep before leaving to St George in the morning.

My Ironman Pack list

Pre-race
Bike Pump
Body Glide
Contacts
Pre-race Food
Spare Bag
Old Shoes
Warm-Up Pants
Warm-up Shirt
Toque

Special Needs
Fuel/Concentrate
Salt Tabs
Sweater (if Run)
Spare Shirt (if Run)

Swim
Swim cap
Goggles
Swimsuit/Trisuit
Wetsuit
Wetsuit Booties
Wetsuit Hood/Beanie
Race Chip
HR Monitor Strap

Bike/T1
Bike
Bike Helmet
Sunglasses
Headband/Sweatband
GPS
Socks
Bike Shoes
Bike Short
Bike Shirt
Race Belt and Number
Water Bottles
Emergency Glasses
Tire Levers
CO2 cartridges / Bike Pump
Spare Tubes
Gels/Gu
Towel
Armwarmers
Gloves

Run/T2
Extra Socks
Running Shoes
Shorts
Singlet/Shirt
Long Sleeve
Cap/Hat
Salt Tabs
Motrin
Towel
Band-aids
Gels/Gu

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