>Cross Training>Rookie Triathlon Question
I'm currently training for a sprint triathlon (my first) in late October, and have a "race day" question. I wear an insulin pump, which I will need to discretely detach for the swim (pool), and re-attach before getting on th bike. It's an expensive and vital device for me, so I'm not keen on leaving it in the transition area, or being detached for too long waiting for my turn to swim.
Would it be OK for me to hand it to my husband shortly before I swim (pool swim w/ snake pattern), and have him hand it back to me after I get out of the pool? I'm am just doing this for fun and the race looks pretty laid back (Halloween costumes encouraged), but don't want to cause a problem or get disqualified or anything. If there is any doubt, l'll probably check in w/ the race director just to make sure, but wondered if it is even likely to be a problem worth mentioning or if it is normal for people to hand stuff back and forth to friends and family.
It shouldn't be a problem.
Check with the RD to be sure but I'd really be suprised if it were.
Good luck and have a great time !
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Put it with your bike transition gear. Either it will be a strict transition area with no entry from non racers or it will be laid back and your husband could help you in transition. Either way, take your time after the swim and get ready for a great bike and run. Have fun most of all!
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