The closer you get to race day, the more nervous, excited & scared you become. You've spent weeks and many hours to get to this day. Let's not stuff it up with poor preparation for the actual day itself. This checklist will let you relax knowing you have everything under control.
Things to Bring
Things to Do
tri suit or swimsuit
wetsuit (if allowed)
bike (don't laugh...)
shoes (again, it happens)
heartrate strap if using
clothes for after
post drinks & snacks
Wake early and eat 3-4hrs before your race start. Eat something easy & familiar like a banana or cereal
Stop drinking fluids 2hrs before your start but keep sipping. You'll no doubt be going to the toilet a lot. Why do you think everyone hangs out in the water beforehand?
Get to the bike racking early to get a great spot near the bike entry/exit.
Work out how you will find your bike when you come out of the swim. It's frustrating if you can't find it.
Try a bright towel to make your bike standout. We've even seen balloons tied to seats... Anything to make your day less stressful.
Organise everything in the order you will use it in your transition area.
Go for a run for 10mins about 45min before your start time if you can. Even just some jumping or running on the spot.
Get into your wetsuit and go for a warm up swim 15mins before your start. A good swim warm up will get your mind and body ready. Be on the start line 5-10mins before the gun.
Remember that you've put the effort in. You came to Race Boss to be better. Today is your day. You've learnt from the Boss, now it's your turn. Race like a Boss and enjoy your day.