Packing For An Ironman

This is a level of craziness that few people get the experience. So I’m going to let you in on it.

First, the nutrition/hydration plan:

  • Pre-Race: Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate – Healthy meals, nothing new
  • Am: Preworkout, Nuun, oatmeal
  • Pre-swim – Honey Stinger Waffle
  • Bike – 6 bottles of Infinit Nutrition – 3 in bike bag, 3 in special needs (extra scoops in special needs), bonk breaker, PBJ, salt
  • Run – gels, nuun, salt (snacks on course)
  • NO GATORADE AT ANY POINT

Second, the packing list:

    • Heart Rate Monitor
    • Bike Tool Kit (with tube, tool, and levers)
    • Bike
    • Honey Stinger Waffles
    • Bonk Bars – 2
    • Oatmeal
    • Honey Stinger Gels – 6
    • Nuun Tubes
    • Infinit Fuel
    • Base Salt
    • Preworkout
    • Bike pump
    • Garmin Fenix 5s
    • Watch plug in
    • Hat
    • Bike Hydration kit
    • Inhalers – 3
    • Water Bottles – 6
    • Preworkout Bottle to toss
    • Bike Bento bag
    • Bike Shoes
    • Bike Socks
    • Tri Kit
    • Jacket
    • Special needs long sleeve shirt for run
    • Vaseline – 5
    • Sports bra
    • Helmet
    • Gloves
    • Headband
    • Hair ties
    • Bike Sunglasses
    • Asics tank
    • Asics shorts
    • Running Socks
    • Asics Running Shoes
    • Hand held water pod
    • Run Sunglasses
    • Bib holder
    • Towel to toss
    • Goggles
    • Cap
    • Wetsuit
    • Bathing suit for practice days
    • Extra kit for practice days
    • Extra Running outfit
    • Ditchable flip flops
    • Compression socks for flight home

Second, bike disassembly (I’m not gonna lie, I don’t do this part, at all, nor do I want to, as Bill’s frustrated face says it all).

Third, making it all fit:

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Fourth, check & double check you haven’t forgotten anything!

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