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Thought I'd start this thread as I don't want to foul up and confuse other posts.
I have a million questions, but my latest on another thread was regarding transition. I have never been to a triathlon, didn't know any triathletes personally before November last year, and whilst it might seem obvious to the initiated, and I could easily watch a you-tube video on the subject, my question on another thread threw up some very good extra advice for me regarding sprints.
What do I need to do on the morning of Outlaw? What happens in Transition? ie how and when do I rack my bike beforehand? What do I take in there?
Transition Bag requirements
Specifically what should I have in my bag (s)? Are there two bags, T1 and T2? Do they live together and everything gets changed beside my bike or do I rack my bike and run to a separate changing area to use one of my two bags (I've seen pics of coat hooks with bags hanging). Does an assistant guide me to my bike and/or bags or do I run around like a headless chicken trying to remember (like every car park I go in).
What nutrition/other stuff should I need to consider? Does this go in a 3rd bag and where does this bag live.? Do I need anything specific to leave at the feed stations or should I go it alone? I am not in need of any medication or the like, but should I have real food set aside. I think I'll be able to munch real food on the bike, but will have very little appetite when I start running, when I resort to forcing gels .
Apologies in advance if that all seems overwhelming. I tried to group the amswers into three sections to make it easier to understand. Morning before, transition requirements and extra requirements.