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Swimming costume quesry

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17/07/2012 at 12:37

The swim on Sunday is my first in a pool. Got me thinking, eee, what do i do re kit?

I dont double layer (as per guidance on massacre in your lady garden thread). So dont want to put my tri shorts on over my swimming costume.

For the OW swim on my last sprint i wore my tri shorts and top under my wetsuit.

what do i do re taking off my costume and putting on tri top and shorts?

17/07/2012 at 12:42

Just swim in your shorts and top, as per your OW swim (obviously minus the wetsuit)!


Britrisky    pirate
17/07/2012 at 12:45

with sports bra (underneath, unless you are Superman)

M...eldy    pirate
17/07/2012 at 12:52

Tri top and shorts ... its what they are made for  

17/07/2012 at 13:38

oh. i havent practiced that

Will pack top & shorts for swim session tmrw. Will get some v odd looks from the clicky lot in my pool, "what are you looking at i am an aff-er-lete dont ya know!!!".

ta v much for all the help peeps


17/07/2012 at 14:11

oii pleae let us know how you get on, I'm keen to find out if it's any different swimming in your tri gear in the pool.

Gyraffe    pirate
17/07/2012 at 14:24

Alternatively you can do the whole race in your cossie. My friend S does this - she is insane - but she does usually win!

17/07/2012 at 14:32

The ITU ladies do their races in their cossies all the time.

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
17/07/2012 at 16:33
Race in your cossie... It's more aero

Don't worry about spectators, theyll all be thinking "that's way more aero..."
Running Postie    pirate
17/07/2012 at 17:15

Tri kit!

17/07/2012 at 18:05

get a tri suit... wear a sports bra underneath (unless u want black eyes during the run)... no changing, other than shoes, required!

18/07/2012 at 08:27

Don't wear your cossie on the bike.  It does indeed cause a massacre.  Wear your tri suit in the pool with a sports bra underneath.  I do find you get more drag from a tri suit than a swimming costume but as the swim is the shortest stage it is worth losing a couple of seconds in the water for the comfort later on.

Gyraffe    pirate
18/07/2012 at 09:17

Not being quite as insane as the previously mentioned S, I wear trishorts and a sports bra for the swim and haven't really noticed any additional drag. It's very likely you'll be in a crocodile of 4 swimmmers in the lane doing a pace roughly equivalent to the time you put on your entry form. Put a loose top in transition for the bike - you'll never get a tight one on over your wet torso and bra.

18/07/2012 at 13:04

Thanks so much everyone, i will practice with my tri top & shorts in the lido tmrw ngt  (i wont be wearing swimming cozzie for whole event, as wont be winning events any time soon!).

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
18/07/2012 at 13:14
^^^^ you might win if you were more AERO

Just saying.....

18/07/2012 at 13:24

dude, i still have 26lbs to go!!! i wouldnt be more aero!

i will be more aero when i have lost the 26lbs! i have the tri bars now though (best piece of kit EVER)!!!! Then i can get an adidas skin suit and one of those crazy TT hats hahahahaha. that'll help me win right?  

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
18/07/2012 at 13:26
Sounds good mate, you and me both... I think I might be a bit more than 26 though!!
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
18/07/2012 at 13:28
P.S. the best bit of kit is defo aero bars and then I bought a TT bike... It's Sooo aero (until I get on it that is!)
18/07/2012 at 14:03

yeah my bike would be soooooo quick. if it had someone a bit more helen jenkins size on it. (nothing to do with talent, i am JUST as talented as the world champions, it is only the extra ballast that is holding me back )

18/07/2012 at 14:16
I use the weight on the descents !
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