Race Checklist

Your race is finally in sight. You are in or approaching your final peak weeks leading into taper. As your workouts start to wind down, there are a few final things you will need to take care of leading up to the race. Check out our pre-race checklist to make sure you’re ready to roll.

Four weeks prior

  • Major bike tune up
  • Replace cables
  • Change brake pads
  • Change drivetrain: Chain, chainrings and cassette

Race Week

Monday

Wednesday

  • Charge shifters

Night before race

  • Charge watch and cycling computer

Packing Checklist

Pre-Race

General

  • Race confirmation
  • ID/Passport
  • USAT license
  • Hotel/flight confirmation
  • Meal-replacement shakes
  • Nail clippers
  • Teflon tape
  • Electrical tape
  • Packing tape
  • Duct tape
  • Elastics (various sizes)
  • Ziplock bags (various sizes)

Recovery

  • Compression tights
  • Normatechs
  • Foam roller
  • Massage ball
  • Stick

Race Day

  • Tri-suit (shorts and top)
  • Chamois cream
  • Watch & Charger
  • Heart rate monitor
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Imodium
  • Headlamp
  • Race Day Nutrition
    • Breakfast items
    • Sports drink
    • Gels
    • Bars
    • Electrolyte tabs
    • Caffeine

 Post-Race

  • Sandals/Flip-flops
  • Warm clothing

 Swim

  • Wetsuit/Speedsuit
  • Body Glide
  • Goggles x 2
  • Swim suit
  • Towel

 Bike

  • Bike
  • Wheels
  • Disc Cover
    • Valve extender
    • Valve sticker/cover
  • Aerobottle
  • Water bottles
  • Arm coolers
  • Cycling computer & charger
  • Repair Kit
    • 2x CO2 cartridge*
    • 2x Tubes*
    • Multi-tool
    • Valve extender
    • Master link
    • Tire boot
    • Tire
  • Helmet
  • Sunglasses
  • Cycling shoes
  • Socks
  • Additional Clothing
    • Arm warmers
    • Lightweight vest/jacket
    • Knee warmers
  • Pump
  • Chain lube
  • Rags

 Run

  • Visor/Hat
  • Sunglasses (if not worn on bike)
  • Race belt
  • Socks (lube inside before race)
  • Running shoes
  • Cooling towel
  • Reflective tape
  • Contact lenses (if you wear them)

Bike Special Needs (BSN)

  • Socks
  • CO2 cartridge*
  • Tube*
  • Gels
  • Bars
  • Tubular tire (if using tubulars)

Run Special Needs (RSN)

  • Body lube
  • Socks
  • Gels
  • Long sleeve t-shirt
  • Imodium

* Bring a minimum of 3 tubes and 3 CO2 cartridges to the race

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