Ironman Checklist Felix Wong

As I get ready to leave for Ironman Arizona (which is on Sunday), I’ve prepared a checklist of stuff to bring for an Ironman triathlon. I figure I especially need this considering how I forgot my wetsuit on the drive to Ironman Coeur d’Alene from California a few years ago and had to turn around at the Oregon border (already 375 miles into the trip) to go fetch it.

Will be adding to this list throughout the day.

Checklist

Swim

sunscreen
body glide (for back of neck)
Pam, to spray on legs (to ease removal of wetsuit)
triathlon jersey
cycling/triathlon shorts
wetsuit
goggles
swim cap
heart rate monitor watch
heart rate monitor strap

Bike

tire pump (pump tires up day before, adding a few psi to compensate for overnight pressure loss)
chain lube (apply day before)
Profile Aerodrink bottle (or Jetstream)
2 water bottles
Carbo-Pro
Gatorade
6 gels
socks
cycling shoes
race belt w/ race number
helmet
sunglasses (optional)
gloves (optional)
seat pack with 2 tubes, patchkit, tire irons, multi-tool, and CO2 inflation system
bicycle!

Run

running shoes
gel belt with 2 gels and flasks of water and Gatorade/Carbo-Pro
visor

Here is another checklist that my friend Steve Wickland found a few years ago, with the disclaimer that it is “a bit excessive for my taste but thought-provoking nonetheless.”

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