If you are preparing to run your first triathlon, there are several things you will need to consider first. First, make sure that you have all of the necessary gear to make your efforts successful. In addition to the general water bottle and swimsuit, there are several items you will need to obtain:
O’Neill Wetsuits Men’s Reactor 3/2mm Full Suit for Triathlon
You should choose your swimming attire in accordance with the temperature of the water in which you will be swimming. Some people prefer a simple swimsuit and bike short. This wetsuit is very comfortable and flexible. It will keep you dry and warm and ready to go for the next stretch of the triathlon. This same brand and type of wetsuit are offered in a women’s style.
Aqua Sphere Kayenne Goggle
The Aqua Sphere Kayenne Goggles are comfortable and durable. They are of very good quality and are highly rated by consumers. They will go above and beyond serving their purpose for the swimming portion of your triathlon.
Premium Silicone Swim Caps with Comfort Ear Pockets
The premium silicone swim cap with comfort ear pockets is designed to perfectly fit the human head. It not only provides ear space, but it promises not to tug and pull at your hair.
2XU Quick Dry Towel
The 2XU Quick Dry Towel does just what it says – dries quickly. It is simple to carry along and is a must have for the transition from swimming to cycling.
Pearl iZUMi Men’s Quest Cycling Short
It is worth it to invest in a quality pair of bike shorts. They need to be comfortable and durable enough to last through many uses. The Pearl iZUMi Men’s Quest Cycling Shorts will do all of this and more. They are comfortable and perfect for a moderate amount of use.
Canari Cyclewear Women’s Gel Cycle Liner Padded Cycling Brief
These shorts are great for moderate and frequent use. They are comfortable and will last as long as necessary. They are perfect for wearing under a pair of shorts when running or biking. They are perfect for triathlon use.
Russel Athletic Men’s Short Sleeve DRi-Power Tee
This moisture wicking t-shirt will provide you with comfort and keep you dry while you run and bike. It effectively draws away moisture to prevent chaffing and keep you cool.
New Balance Women’s Go 2 Short Sleeve Top
For women, I recommend this top because it will keep you cool and dry during competition and provide flexibility for maximum comfort.
TYR Sport Men’s Sport Competitor Trisuit with Front Zipper
If you prefer more all-in-one attire, I recommend a trisuit. A trisuit is designed specifically for a triathlon. It is perfect for swimming, running, and biking. The TYR Sport Men’s Sport Competitor Trisuit with Front Zipper is comfortable, convenient, and long-lasting. It will serve you well whether this is your first triathlon or if you are already experienced.
Pearl Izumi Women’s Select Tri Suit
For women, the Pearl Izumi Women’s Select Tri Suit is a quality choice. It is extremely comfortable and perfect for your first triathlon. As always, make sure that you wear it a few times while training to ensure that it will fit comfortably and fulfill your needs during the event.
Nike Men’s Downshifter 6 Running Shoes
Be sure to invest in a quality, long-lasting running shoe. These are a perfect choice for the novice or expert. They are very comfortable and durable and have a great fit. They absorb impact and grip the ground for surefootedness.
ASICS Women’s Gel-Kayano 19 Running Shoe
This women’s running shoe is a durable, flexible shoe that will keep you comfortable and absorb running impact. They are a great choice for training and running in your triathlon. I recommend these as they are versatile and fit well on many different people.
Tifosi Jet Wrap Sunglasses
You definitely won’t want to be without some type of sun protection while you run and bike. These sunglasses will work well whether you choose to wear a hat or a sweatband. They stay in place and won’t fog up allowing for maximum visibility. They are an excellent value for the money.
Nike Feather Light Cap
This cap is so lightweight that you will barely know that you are wearing it. It is a great choice for anyone competing in a triathlon. The large bill eliminates the need for sunglasses, but the hat is not so bulky that it looks bad or becomes cumbersome.
Diamondback Bicycles 2013 Recoil Full Suspension Mountain Bike with 29-Inch Wheels
A mountain bike is obviously a crucial element in a successful triathlon. The Diamondback Bicycles 2014 Recoil Full Suspension Mountain Bike is an excellent choice for beginners and experts alike. It is durable and will stand up to regular wear and tear.
V-Share Adult Adjustable Bike Helmet
You will certainly need a bike helmet for the biking portion of the triathlon. The V-Share Adult Adjustable Bike Helmet is affordable and provides a customized fit. Many users have been very satisfied with the level of protection this helmet offers.
Timex Women’s T5J51 1440 Sports Digital Black/Pink Resin Strap Watch
Many athletes like to track their times, and if you are competing in a triathlon, this is the watch for you. It is durable, affordable, and functional. It is water resistant and will help you track your times without causing a distraction.
Timex Men’s T5K086 1440 Sports Watch with Black Band
This watch is an excellent choice for the beginner who needs something durable and long lasting without spending a lot of money.
Bodyglide Original Anti-Chafe Balm
If you plan to wear a wetsuit or tri suit, make sure that you invest in wetsuit lubricant. Bodyglide Original Anit-Chafe Balm works great and prevents chafing while swimming, running, or cycling.
It is important that you try out any gear you choose before using it in the event. You don’t want to be stuck with something that is uncomfortable or that doesn’t function correctly.