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created on Dec 26, 2011
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Make sure you have a wetsuit for cooler temperatures.
Check with the race if a wetsuit is prohibited before renting or purchasing.
Choose for triathlon specific wetsuit that is designed for enhanced buoyancy and flexibility for swim strokes.
Have goggles for comfort and visibility.
Have an anti fog solution to ensure clear visibility.
Practice couple times in the ocean because salt water and waves are difficult to reproduce in a pool.
Having a mat or towel to stand on is helpful to shed dirt and pebbles that may be on your feet coming out of the water.
Have a transition mat to serve as shield between hot asphalt and your feet.
Have a transition bag with wet/dry pockets a helmet catch, and other special features.
Have appropriate bike for the race.
Make sure you are comfortable riding your bike.
Make sure you have the right type of bike for your race.
Have clothes that are designed for bike and run.
Carry some sort of nutrition.
Be sure to train in the clothing you race in.
Make sure your clothing will be comfortable over long distances.
Use laces that allow you to get in and out of your shoes quickly.
Use elastic laces only for the shorter sprint and olympic distance triathlon races.
Fix your bicycle properly.
Have your helmet open and prepared to put on.
Check if you have got backup inner tubes, a bicycle pump and the required tools to change the tube with you.
Bicycle shoes are either attached to your bike or directly underneath.
Take a box with you where you can put your triathlon wetsuit after the swimming portion.
When you return from the cycling portion your running shoes should be ready.
You can use color ribbons as bracelets to give your mind something to focus on during long swimming portions.
Keep some plastic bags handy.
Use a heart rate monitor.
Be on time for the briefing.
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