Tri-tastic

How long to morph from mere mortal?

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09/02/2004 at 14:55
This may be a silly question, but are there tri suits you can wear to cycle and run?
Are these different to the wetsuits?
09/02/2004 at 15:04
Yep, there are tri suits and tri tops and bottoms, which you wear under your wetsuit. It's not essential to wear one but they are more comfortable as they dry quickly and have a padded bit for the bike.

here's a couple of links:-

http://www.triuk.com/
http://www.triandrun.com/

09/02/2004 at 15:21
Tri suits are much more comfortable to wear under your suit than anything ive ever tried!

Ironman have a good range of Women specific suits
09/02/2004 at 15:21
Thanks DD. I didn't think I'd manage to fit a baggy t-shirt and shorts underneath one a wetsuit!!
09/02/2004 at 15:21
btw - you can look for a second hand wetsuit on the Triathletes Uk website - least I think it's there - they have a smallads section.
See also the ads in 220 triathlon mag.
09/02/2004 at 15:48
Just ordered a tri wetsuit from tri and run in the sale - £100.
I hope this is a bargain.
And that it fits...
09/02/2004 at 16:38
Thats a bargain!!

If its a Quintanna Roo wetsuit and they asked for your height, weight ect then it will fit!!
09/02/2004 at 19:29
Yes it's Quintanna Roo - have no idea which model it is though but I imagine I have saved a few quid.
I haven't weighed myself for ages so I gave them a slightly optimistic figure! But I suppose I've got a few months to squidge into it if it's too tight. And with the amount of training I am doing I am not going to get any fatter.
How reliable a guide is weight when muscle weighs more than fat anyway?? Surely measurements are a safer bet?!
09/02/2004 at 19:31
On a more positive note I went swimming for first time in ages and 750 metres without stopping wasn't too bad. Now I just have to do it fast :-)
11/02/2004 at 09:05
Hooray the wetsuit has arrived and it fits! That's presuming it's meant to feel quite tight!
11/02/2004 at 09:14
Its needs to be a very good fit though not restrictive.

They feel much more comfortable when they are wet!

And much easier to get off!!!
11/02/2004 at 09:50
Getting it off wasn't so much a problem as getting it on in the first place!!
It seemed reasonably roomy in the shoulders. Only way to tell will be to take it on a maiden voyage!
11/02/2004 at 09:58
May be a tad cold this time of year?

Thats coming from a bit of a whimp!!
11/02/2004 at 10:22
Good point. Think I will leave the wetsuit training for a few weeks. Possibly even until I find out whether I succeed in the ballot

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