This week is really sneaking up on me. I suppose a five-day weekend will do that to a girl. But here it is, already Wednesday, and I am four days away from race day before I even realized the week started.
I am probably too excited for the Trek Women’s Triathlon this weekend. I love returning to familiar races. I like to know what it feels like when the race is almost done, and not be caught off guard with many more miles to go than I anticipated. I dove into triathlon a whole lot quicker than I did running, so there is just one race that I can repeat this year. It’s the only one I did last year. Trek.
I am headed into the weekend confident, excited, and ready to beat last year’s times. That doesn’t mean I won’t make a list a mile long of all the things I need … and check it approximately 97 times.
Want to compare your list against mine? Here’s what I’ve got.
Goggles (2 pairs — just in case!)
Flip flops for walking around before the race
Towel for transition area (I use the corner to wipe off my feet quickly after the swim, too!)
Race belt (or race skirt, in my case!)
Extra socks — just in case
Other: sports nutrition, comfy clothes and compression socks for the ride home
Is there anything on your pre-race checklist that isn’t on mine?