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what to weartriman
Jun 6, 2001 1:21 PM
hi im doing my first tri in about two weeks. i was wondering what is best to wear. ive been looking at a few things but i just dont know whats best. i know im not going to wear wet suit. im doing the spud tri, in maryland if anyone else is. thanks.
re: what to wearJet Jaguar
Jun 11, 2001 1:00 PM
You'll get quite a few opinions, depending on who you ask. The answer really depends on the race distance and your own personal preferences. You may want to check out DeSoto Sports ( They specialize in triathlon clothing. For reference, I run sprint triathlons, and I'm using their power tri shorts - they're like bike shorts but with less padding. In T1, I pull on a lightweight t-shirt or singlet and wear that until the end. I know others who wear a speedo the entire race, but I'm just not comfortable biking in one, myself.

Whatever you do, try it out in training before you race. That way, you'll know what's comfortable for you.
re: what to wearDownhill
Jun 13, 2001 2:31 PM
Depends on among other things: 1)distance, 2)weather:water/air temp, 3) what you are comfortable in. For me, for sprints in a lake I will just wear the tri shorts from Zoots For Olympic or ocean swim I will wear a wet suit with a speedo underneath and throw on biking shorts or zoots shorts when I get out of the pool. Also depends on how important comfort vs. time is for you. If you just want to finish you should make sure you are totally comfortable.
re: what to wearMisJG
Jun 19, 2001 7:41 AM
re: what to wearClink
Jun 22, 2001 9:25 PM
I do sprint tris, my first one (last summer) i ran in just a bathing suit with a t-shirt pulled on in T1, this year i spent the money and bought a pair of RNH tri shorts, like bike shorts but shorter and with less padding, but they are excellent for biking and running, really confortable. thats the store/what i use
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