Can someone fill me in on the various bags and when we drop them off? There is T1, T2, Bike Special Needs, Run Special Needs. Are there more than that? Do ALL of these bags have to be dropped off the night before the race so that they can be sorted or do you bring some of them on race morning? Any tips and tricks people know about these bags that a newbie should be aware of. I have a plan of what's going in them but any suggestions would be great.
Any suggestions on things that each athlete MUST see or do prior to the race. I'm planning on driving the bike and run courses and riding and running on them a bit. I'm planning on doing a swim or two in the lake. Anything else that someone has found helpful in the days preceding the race?
Any suggestions for spectators that people have found helpful. My wife and daughters (6 and 8) along with my Mom and step Dad will be there and if there was a good place for them to plan on hanging out that has worked well for others that would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance for any input/information. Training has gone well and I feel like I'm as ready as I can be. One or two more long bikes and runs and all of the hay will be in the barn. Then it's time to enjoy the taper and the race.
2008 Race Schedule
Ironman CA 70.3: 5:02:33
Wildflower Long Course: 5:10:48
Ironman CDA: 11:42:22