Inside My Gear Bag With Lauren Barnett
Dallas-based triathlete Lauren Barnett shares her favorite triathlon gear.
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Dallas-based triathlete Lauren Barnett has been racing as a professional since 2013 and has earned a string of Ironman 70.3 podium finishes, including victories at the 2014 70.3 New Orleans and 70.3 Augusta. This season she clocked the fastest bike (as well as the runner-up finish) at two 70.3 races and put her half-Ironman speed to the test at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Austria, where she placed ninth in a very competitive field.
1 Hincapie Sports Custom Max Edition Cycling Kit (Price varies, Hincapie.com) “It keeps me cool on hot Texas summer training days.”
2 Blueseventy PZT4X Swim Skin ($325, Blueseventy.com) “A game-changer for my swim performance!”
3 Rudy Project Noyz with Photochromic Laser Red lenses ($250, E-rudy.com) “The light transmission range covers me in any climate condition.”
4 Jabra Sport Coach Wireless Earbuds ($150, Jabra.com) “I can create customized coached workouts and never worry about wires getting in the way.”
5 Vaseline ($5 for 7.5-ounce jar, cvs.com) “To prevent chafing, I use good ol’ fashioned Vaseline. Also, it helps the wetsuit come off quickly.”
6 Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen Lotion SPF 70 ($8 for 6.7-ounce bottle, Amazon.com) “Water resistant and absorbs quickly.”
7 Garmin Forerunner 920XT ($450, Garmin.com) “This watch does everything I need and syncs automatically with my Training Peaks.”
8 Simple Green Bike Cleaner & Degreaser ($18 for 24-ounce bottle, Amazon.com) “Works like a charm and it’s a breeze to keep my bike clean.”
9 Nuun Plus ($7, Nuun.com) “Nutrient and fluid absorption during long training days—especially in the heat—is a key to success.”
10 Barnana ($15 for three-pack, Barnana.com) “Convenient, healthy, on-the-go snack that I always have with me.”
11 Flash Tattoos ($22, Flashtat.com) “Toeing the line with my Flash tats makes the whole day more fun!”
12 Saucony Type A6 ($100, Saucony.com) “I found the shoe that has kept me injury free and have never strayed.”
13 Cobb Cycling V-FLow ($160, Cobbcycling.com) “Being comfortable on the bike makes all the difference.”
14 Emergen-C Vitamin C Dietary Supplement ($10, Target.com) “When the work is done, I use this to stay healthy en route to the race.”
15 Zipp Headsweats Visor ($20, Zipp.com) “I always use a visor on the run course.”
16 Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups ($24 for case of 12, Justins.com) “My favorite dessert snack.”