Checklists and Random Thoughts

Sitting here in this hot hot heat making up my checklist for the weekend. Missed my bike workout I was going to try and squeeze in tonight but I will get it in tomorrow or not worry about it. It was brutal running in this heat last night so if I have to forfeit a workout I won't be too upset about it. I will get to do a short ride and swim Friday so I can get reacquainted with Fiona then.

I think this is about all I will need for the race weekend. If you see something I am missing let me know!

I am so far behind on posts. Work has been nuts. So much for no stress during taper week huh? I had a great weekend at the Buckeye 50k and hanging out with my running pals. Even managed to make up the swim I missed Friday due to the pool being broken. How bout them apples? Can't wait to get a chance to write all about it, let's just say I was super inspired and super humbled!

We leave tomorrow night and will stop at my parents then Friday we head to Benton Harbor to check in our bikes and meet some bloggers for dinner. Saturday it's on! No turning back now.

Race Day Checklist

Carbo pro and Gatorade
Water bottle
Mp3 player-relaxing tunes

1. Tri-shorts
2. Tri-jersey
3. Wetsuit
4. Body Glide
5. Goggles
6. safety pin
7. watch

1. bottle with Gatorade/carbopro
2. towel
3. race belt/number
4. helmet
5. sunglasses
6. Bike
7. Bike Shoes
8. Socks
9. Spray on sunscreen
10. Bike gloves
11. Pump
12. bag

1. 2 spare inner tubes
2. 2 CO2 cartridges
3. 2 Gatorade bottles/carbo pro
4. Camel back or aero bottle with water
5. 4 e-gels
6. Levers
7. Tools/patch kit

1. Running shoes
2. 2 e-gels

Post Race
Chocolate milk! (Mom if you can manage to find me some cold chocolate milk to have at the finish line I would be ecstatic!)
And beer!

USA Triathlon Card/ID
Digital camera
Cell phone #'s
Entry information
Maps etc.


Curly Su said...

Good luck,'re going to be great--can't wait to hear all about it!

TriSaraTops said...

Very excited for your race!!! List looks good--do you need lip balm? I always have a Lip Smacker somewhere on me on the bike and run--can't stand chapped lips! :)

Eostre said...

You will be AWESOME! Remember that, competative as you are, this will be a FUN weekend! Enjoy yourself no matter what!

flint cordoroy said...

how is the water supply up there?

robtherunner said...

Have a great time and good luck.

RunBubbaRun said...

You forgot your can of "whup ass". Good luck and above all else have fun at the race. Look forward to the race report.

DaisyDuc said...

Best of luck at Steelhead! Amazing all the stuff you have to remember for tri's.

Flatman said...

Good luck, Elizabeth!!!!

Michele said...

Good luck! You are going to do awesome. Can't wait for the report.
Have a GREAT time!!!!!

Cliff said...

Chocolate milk?

I would say beer :D...

Have a good up here by weekend is going to be cooler..hope it is the same where u are racing.

The Spandex-King said...

Good Luck and have Fun. The race part is the reward for all of the hard training. So Enjoy it, you have earned it.

The Clyde said...

Thanks for the checklist, I was going to make mine this afternoon to pack for tonight.

Think I'll just copy yours and edit it for myself.

The heat is gone, race is less than 48 hours away.

Wow, I just got chills typing that. See ya Friday.

Adele said...

Good luck, Elizabeth! You'll kick ass like always!

Bolder said...

good luck Elizabeth!

do you have your sodium strategy as insurance in case it's humid as well as hot?

jeff said...

looks like you've got everything nailed for race day! oh, always have a pocket knife in your transition bag. and, do you use a small, shallow bucket to rinse your feet?

have a GREAT race. i can't wait to hear how good that chocolate milk tasted at the end!

3iron said...

Current weather has us as 85 with 64% humidity - I'd definitely add endurolytes or lava salts as Bolder suggested. I keep mine in an empty mini M&M container - those things are awesome for storing meds and keeping them dry.

Another trick I learned during the Triple-T - bring a plastic grocery bag with you. When you go to get your wetsuit on, put the plastic bag around your foot and then slide it through the leg of your wetsuit. You'll be amazed at how easy it makes getting your wetsuit on.

Good luck this weekend!

greyhound said...

WOOF! Have a great time at a great race. Glad I finally got to hear you on GYGO and found your blog.

toughcookie7 said...

thanks for the checklist...I'll probably be stealing most of your ideas! :) I hope I get to meet you tomorrow night. Safe travels!

Rae said...

GOOD LUCK!!! You are going to be a rocketship! I wish we could be there to cheer for YOU!

Cy said...

Go get 'em!!

Pharmie said...

Good luck! You are going to kick some serious bootay. Can't wait to hear all about it. Good idea to pin your chip on for a little extra insurance. Mine fell off in the swim in my first race, and I've pinned it ever since. Also, be careful with the spray-on sunscreen. None of the people I know that have used it have had good luck (think polka-dots).

Lana said...

Good luck Elizabeth!!! Race hard, girl! I can't wait to hear all about it.

Haight said...

Good luck!!!

Chocolate milk & beer...interesting.

Lloyd said...

Wishing you the best of luck.

I have a list like that when I travel to a race...too bad I wait until the LAST MINUTE to use it!!

Jodi said...

Good luck Liz! Can't wait for the race report. You're going to rock Steeelhead!

Papa Louie said...

Have fun and a great race! Looking forward on your follow up report.

Mojo said...

AAARRRRGGGG! I don't know your bib number, I can't check on you.

I can't wait to read your report. I know you'll have a run time that will make me green with envy. :)

Hope you had an excellent day.

Josh said...

Good luck! And wow, that is quite the check list!

BuckeyeRunner said...

I hope that the race went well! I am sure you kicked some major butt. Can't wait to hear all about it!