Hot and heavy in the middle of race taper week and it's time to accessorize my Slice (and myself) for a 70.3 ...Over the past few years, I've figured out what works for me and my own preferences. Race day bike (& run!) accessories are very personal and depend on what distance you are racing and your own comfort (e.g. disc wheel or 808?, aero helmet or traditional?, bottles on the bike frame or bottles in front/behind?, etc.......) SO many decisions. If you happen to be susceptible to decision paralysis like me, maybe I can help you and share some of what and why I do.
|My front & back end solutions.|
|The back end....everyone's favorite ;|
For a 70.3, I also accessorize the bike with a snack box on the front ;). I pour little treats in here (powerbar gel blasts, bar pieces) and can grab them easily on the move.
Shoe of choice: Zoot Ultra Tempo 5.0 - its a stability shoe that's light enough for racing but sturdy enough for the Oceanside course- 13.1 miles on mostly concrete- ew my calves just cringed!
And lastly, my good luck Betty Designs wristband...Okay, forget about the good luck, this thing is really for wiping the sweat and snot from my face so I can look super glam for finish line photos...
I hope this was helpful! And with that, I'm off for two more days of work, mini workouts, and the race-check in on Friday afternoon. I can't believe it's almost here! See you on Friday... xo, B