Did anyone catch the inaugural Iron Girl Triathlon in Las Vegas show on NBC this weekend? I PVR'ed it and watched it Sunday evening. It definitely helped me to get excited for my upcoming first tri. Something I won't be attempting is the "undo my shoes while riding to attempt a flying dismount" thing. That just sounds like I'm asking for a definite opportunity to face plant.
So with that, I need your advice on this tri thing! I have a couple of questions that hopefully you guys can help me out with:
- The swim is in a pool, then we run into the parking lot to the transition zone. Do I need a pan of water to rinse my feet, or will a good towelling off do the trick?
- Okay, I have tri shorts and a tri top that I'm planning on wearing throughout the race. Um, do I really have to go commando under those shorts?
- Nutrition - should I attempt some sort of gel consumption during the race? If so, when? Before I get on the bike, while on the bike, or just after I get off the bike? It is a sprint, so do I really need food?
- What do I need to remember besides bike, bike shoes, helmet, and running shoes?