My Top 5 Transition Bag buys
With my time ticking down, I’m preparing to over pack my transition bags for Ironman Louisville. Ironman will be far more complicated to pack for (two separate transition bags, one for T1 (after the swim and before the bike) and one for T2 (after the bike, before the run). Additionally, I’ll have special needs bags for the bike and the run. So much to think about, but I’m starting my thoughts off by keeping it simple and narrowing down my favorite things for the entire race. I have so many things that I have jam-packed my transition bag with over the course of the 20 triathlons I have done. It’s easy to over-pack, but there is such limited space in a regular transition, that it’s necessary to pare it down.
For those that are unfamiliar with triathlon, a transition bag is a bag you have all your necessities packed in for the race. Most triathlons have one transition area set up with bike racks, where you have your own designated spot for your stuff. Before the race, you set your transition up based on what your needs are for each segment so they are easy to get. I’ve learned over the years that a quick transition will greatly improve race time. Who doesn’t want that?
So, I’m going to narrow down my top 5 favorites today in one handy list.
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