What Does Gwen Jorgensen Pack for a Triathlon?


Some of the items that Gwen Jorgensen packs (gwenjorgensen.com)

By Max Meyer

The next ITU World Triathlon Series stop is in Chicago, and that means another road trip for Gwen Jorgensen. The American triathlete has been on a roll this year, winning the USOC’s female Athlete of the Month for May after victories in Yokohama and London.

Ever wondered how she packs for competitions around the globe?

Here is what Jorgensen takes, according to what she listed on her blog:

Swim Gear:
• 2-3 ROKA race suits
• Training swimsuit
• 2 ROKA wetsuits
• 2 ROKA swim caps and 2-3 goggles
• Swim bands
• Tempo trainer/aqua pacer
• Oil/Vaseline
• Amphibia sport ring protector
• Mobile Warming Gear jacket and batteries

Cycling Gear:
• 2 Specialized Amira bicycles
• Specialized Evade helmet, custom Red Bull
• Tools for the bikes: hex keys, cassette removal tool, tire pressure gauge, electrical tape, tubes, scissors, spare Specialized tubular tire, rags
• Motorex: dry lube, bike clean, and easy clean degreaser
• Specialized air tool compak bike pump
• Rubber bands
• 4 water bottles
• Race Wheels: tubular HED Stingers and tubular HED Ardennes
• Training wheels: HED Ardennes
• 2-4 Silver Edition Red Bull
• SportCrafters travel trainer in it’s carrying case
• 2 cycling socks
• USAT/Specialized cycling kit: 2 bib shorts, 1 short sleeve jersey, 1 long sleeve jersey, arm warmers, leg warmers, knee warmers, booties, rain coat, and vest
• Specialized S-Works Trivent shoe
• Specialized S-Works road shoe
• SRM head unit
• Oakley Radar Sunglasses

Run Gear:
• ASICS DS Trainer
• ASICS Noosa Fast
• 3-4 pairs of running shorts
• 3-4 running T-shirts
• 2 pairs of running tights
• 5-6 pairs of running socks
• 5-6 sports bras
• 2 long sleeve running tops
• Gloves and hat/headband
• Garmin 910 XT

Other Clothing:
• One pair of jeans
• One nice top
• USAT and Specialized polo shirt
• Underwear
• ASICS Tiger shoes
• Project Clothing compression wear (tights, ¾ tights, long sleeve top)
• Jacket with pockets to keep warm
• Oakley Holbrook sunglasses
• Red Bull hat

• Iron pills
• Toothbrush/paste/floss
• Hair ties
• Nail clippers
• Razor
• Do Naturals travel pack (shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and sunscreen)

• A book to read
• My training journal
• Calendar/planner
• Itinerary and any other necessary information (hotel address, phone numbers, etc.)
• Computer, iPhone, iPad, foreign phone, external hard drive, ear buds, and chargers
• Passport and wallet (with money and credit cards)
• Travel rice cooker
• Travel pillow

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