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sunshineangeljrs Pro 127 posts since
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Jun 15, 2009 6:57 PM

No Wetsuit - What do I wear?

 

Hi Everyone!

 

 

I am doing my first Triathlon in Pittsburgh in 6 weeks, and it has been thought that I don't need a wet suit........I am looking for recommendations for what to wear to do the event........any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

 

 

Thank You!

 

 

Jill

 

 

  • Joe_h1 Community Moderator 1,833 posts since
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    1. Jun 16, 2009 6:20 AM (in response to sunshineangeljrs)
    Re: No Wetsuit - What do I wear?

     

    I'm assuming it's a sprint tri?

     

     

    the water will probably warm enough to swim in without a wetsuit but probably not all that warm

     

     

    you can do the entire race in a swimsuit and jogging bra though it may be a little hard on your butt on the ride

     

     

    you can swim in swimsuit and jogging bra then pull a bicycle short over top in the first transition (there is a no nudity rule in tri's and no changing tents usually) but putting on dry clothes to wet body is harder than it sounds

     

     

    you buya trisuit a swimsuit with a small pad for the bike that doesn't feellike a soggy diaper ont he run. title IX , desoto, craft, zoot, orca,and titanwear.com are all good brands

     

     

    whatever you choose try it out in practice before raceday some bike shorts are not pleasant to run in- some are

     

     

    good luck and have fun

     

     





    goals for 2011:

    break 19minutes for 5k

    break 2:42 for olympic triathlon probably Anthracite olympic

    break 3:16 for marathon ( a long shot but it's fun putting yourself out there)

  • sweatequity Pro 97 posts since
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    2. Jun 24, 2009 9:50 AM (in response to sunshineangeljrs)
    Re: No Wetsuit - What do I wear?

     

    I think the water temp in PA and NJ are very similiar so in terms of comfort I think you will be ok without. If you do have the cash a good tri-wetsuit is well worth the investment. I would suggest a trisuit under the wetsuit or if you don't go with a wetsuit than just a trisuit may be your best bet.

     

     

    Best of luck!

     

     





    Read my journey as a novice triathlete with a can do attitude at The Triathlon Optimist.
  • Tri - Luis Angel Amateur 31 posts since
    Sep 25, 2008
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    3. Jun 25, 2009 10:09 AM (in response to sunshineangeljrs)
    Re: No Wetsuit - What do I wear?

     

    First triathlon? excellent.... good luck...

     

     

    No wetsuit, i  think the best bet is to invest in a trisuit, you dont have to buy one per every race you have. But you cna wear it for swimming under or without wetsuit, it has a gel thin pad for the cycling leg and it wont bother you during the running.

     

     

    Look around, you may find one in a really good price.

     

     

    If you have a triathlon store, go there and try it on... so you know what is your size...

     

     

    Good luck...

     

     

    Bye

     

     

  • KickinIt09 Amateur 15 posts since
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    5. Jul 5, 2009 7:12 PM (in response to sunshineangeljrs)
    Re: No Wetsuit - What do I wear?

     

    I just ordered Zoot because they had my side. I'll let you know how it goes.

     

     

     

     

     

    See through is crazy!

     

     

  • sweatequity Pro 97 posts since
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    6. Jul 6, 2009 5:00 AM (in response to KickinIt09)
    Re: No Wetsuit - What do I wear?

    I don't personally own any Zoot gear but I have heard good feedback on their products from several experienced athletes. Zoot wetsuits are also supposed to be good quality.





    Read my journey as a novice triathlete with a can do attitude at The Triathlon Optimist.
  • KickinIt09 Amateur 15 posts since
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    8. Jul 6, 2009 6:59 PM (in response to sunshineangeljrs)
    Re: No Wetsuit - What do I wear?

    Danskin didn't have my size.

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