Considering a Tri

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28/11/2012 at 13:15


I am after some advice. I am thinking of doing a  Try a tri event. I currently run, but have only just started swimming and cycling. I  am a little concerned with what to wear on teh day as I am a fairly large chested lady. When running I always wear a running bra. I am not worrying about getting a good time, but need some help on the actual logistics of the transitions.

28/11/2012 at 13:49

Thanks, so I just swim in my normal running bra under a swim suit  , and then put a tshirt over the whole lot to cycle.Is that right 

28/11/2012 at 14:00

basically yes

once you get hooked by tri, invest in a decent tri suit (one or 2 piece - your call) as you can swim, bike and run in that - no need for taking things off or putting more on

28/11/2012 at 19:25

Hi Helen
I did my first (small) tri this summer and loved it.  I was going to wear my bra under my swim suit then add a top after the swim as said above.  However, I was sure I was going to look silly so I bought a cheap two piece tri suit in the end.  I only did that because I was sure nobody else would just wear their bra/swimsuit* - I was VERY wrong and it would have been fine to do that.  However, you might get a bargain at the moment in end of season sales online (I haven't checked, but I assume there is less call for tri suits at this time of year but who knows!!).  I am spectacularly NOT well endowed so am only guessing here, but if you have a large chest I guess (?) a tri suit MAY feel less conspicious than sports bra and swimsuit?  What I should have done was look at the photos from last year and seen what people were wearing to reassure myself.

And don't worry about the transitions, suffice to say I had worried about them as well, and they were fine.  Forget about them for now and ask on here nearer the time with any worries you still have.

Good luck.

*Oh, ok, and because I hate my thighs .

28/11/2012 at 19:49

I have to wear 2 sports bras running, so I wear a cropped tri top over sports bra then tri suit. Tshirt over the lot for bike and run - I am super self conscious! 

29/11/2012 at 21:59

I have to wear a sports bra under my trisuit, don't worry about it. Better to wear support than to have a falling out when least wanted. 

meface    pirate
29/11/2012 at 22:10

Don't do it you will just look silly and probably fall over. It will get caught on camera and everyone will laugh at you on utube.

Meanwhile we are all elite athletes, train all the time, are very buff, do a lot of work for charity and speak nine languages. Although thats not entirely true and some of the men should probably wear sports bras.

It is not always the most glamorous sports but it is a lot of fun.

Good Luck


29/11/2012 at 22:49
Come on, me..face

Have you been down the pub... I have

If you fancy a triathlon, just enter it, panic, ask for help, do it then wondr what tje fuss wa about.
meface    pirate
29/11/2012 at 23:02

sadly no - head in spreadsheet - and just fancied some light entertainment.

01/12/2012 at 18:57

I got myself a cheap two piece tri suit from start fitness, about £15 for each bit, and wore a bra underneath. Then you don't need to faff about putting anything else on after the swim, apart from socks and shoes. Cycling in a swim costume might be uncomfortable, depends on the costume I guess.

If you get chance before you do your tri, go along to another tri and watch people - could give you a good idea of what it is like


SaintB    pirate
01/12/2012 at 20:21
OC said "Come on, me..face". Did anyone else have to read that twice, or is it just me with a vulgar mind? Thank heaven for commas
meface    pirate
01/12/2012 at 21:06

Nope - don't see what you are getting at.

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