24 September 2009

Packing list for a 50 miler

I began a list of what I'll need for my upcoming Dick Collins Firetrails 50 Miler, and my suitcase is almost already full! I still have to cram in a costume for Decompression, clothes for a few days, and my toiletries.

Here's what I'll need or pack for a typical 50 miler:
  • Fuel belt with 1 bottle
  • 11 gels (I won't eat them all, but I like the security in having them)
  • 4 sports jelly beans
  • peanut M&Ms (2 small bags or 1 big bag; I switched from Snickers to M&Ms)
  • pretzels
  • 1 5-hour energy shot
  • 2 pairs of socks
  • 2 sports bras
  • 2 tops
  • 2 running skirts
  • Body Glide
  • visor
  • shades
  • Imodium (After what happened at the VT50, I won't do a long race without it!)
  • Ginger candies
  • Inhaler
  • Watch
  • Tissues
  • Trail sneakers
  • Endurolytes
  • Gloves
  • Long sleeved shirt
While I obviously won't use all of it, this is what I like to have for security. If a race is closer, I'll pack more, but since I'll be in SF for 5 days, I need to cram as much as I can into my suitcase and am limiting myself.

1 comment:

KBGee said...

WOW! That's a lot of stuff and I thought packing for a triathlon was involved.

Best of luck with the race.