As promised, here is our no-frills “skinny list.”  Items marked (EE) indicate Essential Equipment, while those marked (NBNN) we consider Nice But Not Neccessary. Enjoy!

PRE-RACE AND NON-SPORT SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Warm-up suit (NBNN)
  • Flash light or head lamp (NBNN)
  • Towel (EE)

SWIM

  • Training swim suit (NBNN)
  • Tri-suit/ tri-shorts/ tri-top (EE)
  • Wetsuit (EE/NBNN)
  • Goggles (EE)
  • Anti Fog Spray or Drops (NBNN)

BIKE

  • Bicycle (EE)
  • Cycling Shoes (NBNSS)
  • Socks (EE/NBNSS)
  • Helmet (EE)
  • Flat Kit (EE)
  • Sunglasses (EE)

RUN

  • Running Shoes (EE)
  • Socks (see BIKE)
  • Running cap or visor (NBNN)
  • Sunglasses (SEE BIKE)
  • Race Number Belt (NBNN)

TRAINING EQUIPMENT

  • HEART RATE MONITOR (NBNN)
  • Personal GPS (NBNN)
  • Winter apparel (EE/NBNN)

Okay, so now you’re at least a little curious, right?  If so, you can see what we had to say about all of this stuff and evaluate for yourselves our rationale for why some things are considered essential while others are not HERE.

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