Organizing the gear bags.
Here is most of what I have packed in each bag:
Morning bag - wetsuit, cap, goggles, socks (it's cold standing on the concrete before jumping into the lake), body glide.
Bike gear bag - helmet, sunglasses, bike shoes, number belt.
Bike special needs (at bike halfway point) - 2 bottles with CarboPro/Vega mix, pb & banana sandwich.
Run gear bag - running shoes, socks, Vaseline (I slather it all over my feet to prevent blisters), visor, more nutrition.
Run special needs bag (at run halfway point) - Vaseline (in case I need more), more nutrition, long sleeve shirt (it cools off quickly here).
Finish line bag - warm clothes, shoes, recovery drink.
Bike, and bike & run gear bags are all checked in. Special needs bags packed. Now I'm just hanging out and waiting for tomorrow!
I put ribbons on my bags to make them easier to spot. Yes they are numbered, but there are 2863 athletes in this race so anything helps!
Encouragement from a friend.