Race Day - The Morning of the Triathlon

  • Check your bike to see if the air is still in your tires. If not, replace tires.
  • Dress in layers: Swim suit, short-sleeved t-shirt, light sweatshirt and sweatpants. Depending on the day, it can be quite chilly in the weee hours of the morning especially if you are heading to the ocean. Warm muscles are happy muscles.
  • Eat a nice healthy simple breakfast. Be sure you eat at least two hours before the race to prevent an embarrassing scene. Try eating a bowl of healthy cereal or something full of carbs.

  • Arrive at the race at least an hour before the race begins. This has a real advantage!!! One, you get a parking space within a mile of the race and two, you have time to relax and take care of any problems without missing the event. Recommended Resources:


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