Sadly, I do indeed need a wetsuit...the swim is in a lake at the Keynes Country Park in Wiltshire. Wish it was in a swimming pool! 16 lengths in a warm pool is more palatable than 400m outside. Add to that the horror stories I keep hearing about being kicked, swallowing lots of water and swimming in the wrong direction and you have a very nervous novice!!
I'm doing my first triathlon in September and need a wetsuit. I'm entering the novice race & the swim is 400m. I don't want to spend too much cash before I decide whether I actually enjoy this type of event! So I've narrowed my search down to 2 Aqua Sphere wetsuits: one is a winter suit with an all-over thickness of 1.5mm & the other is the Mako wetsuit, where the thickness varies on different parts of the body. I understand the latter is designed to make swimming easier with less material on the arms and to aid flotation on the legs. The latter is also more expensive. Is it worth the extra expense for a beginner? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Just checked and NHS advise not to use the above due to 'lack of testing and data' on breastfeeding women. I guess I'll have to give them a miss for a couple of months and start them when I finish breastfeeding...see if they help on a long-term basis.
I do have glucosamine in the cupboard but I'm breastfeeding at the moment so I would have to check out if it's ok to take. I have been reluctant to take any supplements other than one specifically designed for new mothers. I am just going to search the net for info about whether I can try the above. Thanks for the tip!
I've had a few days off trainng so far with sore hips. Hard to explain, but almost feels like a burning feeling around the joints. It comes on after a run. Wouldn't describe it as painful, but it's uncomfortable. Had something like this before and physio used ultrasound on it. It made no difference at all and in the end I just took a break from running. Any suggestions? I run on road and trails/fields.