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El-cheapo Tri Suit Looks Okay

Saturday, August 24, 2013

I am thrifty, budget conscious, or a cheapskate. You pick the definition.

So, I went to Walmart, picked up a cheap bicycle helmet. Not the cheapest they had, but hey, it's still a Walmart helmet.

Went to eBay and bought a Tri Suit, so I don't have to change. I'll be swimming, biking and running in this suit. It's a medium size, but on the small size, according to the seller. So, I ordered the medium. I'm 5 ft 7 inches, and 147-149 lbs depending on how much I ate or drank on a given day. So I thought the size was right.

I don't know much about these suits, but it feels okay. But. I hate the high waisted look. I wish the color change at the waist was 3 inches lower. But, then again, I only paid $39 bucks for it. I want to see if I enjoy my Sprint Triathlon enough to do another before I invest in a good suit.

So here I am, in my new helmet and new Tri Suit. Remember you are looking at a 66 year old man, so don't judge too harshly. LOL.

Thanks for reading and have a great day.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IFDEEVARUNS2 8/28/2013 10:08AM

    Wow, you look great! emoticon

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    Must've been a typo, you meant 26 year old man. Right? emoticon
You look great! Happy training!

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BUTTERFLY-1976 8/26/2013 3:36PM

    Looks good!!!

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LISAINMS 8/26/2013 2:16PM

    Looking pretty good, old man! Ebay is my favorite place to shop for tri gear. I prefer a 2 piece to the unisuit. It makes potty breaks easier, but you won't have that problem with a sprint. Medium should be the right size for you. It's supposed to fit like skin without cutting in. My son is a little taller and similarly proportioned -he wears medium although there can be brand differences. Now get out there and ride that bike!

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FUNFROG79 8/26/2013 9:47AM

    You look fantastic!

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BIGPAWSUP 8/25/2013 10:15PM

    I think you look great!!! You're going to have an awesome race!

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NATPLUMMER 8/25/2013 10:51AM

    It looks great!!!

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MIRAGE727 8/25/2013 9:24AM

    A good buy and a good fit! Now go out and get yourself a Sponsor! You'll score free Tri Suits!

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PMRUNNER 8/25/2013 7:00AM

    Looks great! More important, hope that it holds up and you don't have any chaffing or rubbing at the race!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 8/25/2013 1:36AM

    I'm not sure the helmet is the best place to cut corners. DH was certainly glad he had a good one when he hit a deer, flew over the handle bars, and landed on his head. His helmet was destroyed but he walked away with only a cracked vertebra.

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MASRITE 8/25/2013 12:13AM

    No judging here. You look great!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 8/24/2013 10:41PM

    Looking good!

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NWFL59 8/24/2013 10:26PM

    As long as everything fulfills its purpose I think getting it at reasonable price is a practical approach, as a side note, you make that suit look good! emoticon

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MARGARITTM 8/24/2013 8:08PM

    Looks good to me

I applaud the yankee thriftiness..... crazy to invest in an expensive tri suit for your first one. ....enjoy the experience!

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RUN4FOOD 8/24/2013 7:41PM

    You look like you are in great shape. Good luck to you on your Sprint Tri.

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HDHAWK 8/24/2013 7:00PM

    Looking good no matter the cost. Great idea so you don't have to change throughout the race! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSSHERRY10 8/24/2013 6:06PM

  You are something else!! You should model! I wouldn't have guessed any of the gear came from Walmart. emoticon

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MICHIGANLORI 8/24/2013 4:59PM

    You look awesome. emoticon You're rockin' 66!!!!

Comment edited on: 8/24/2013 5:01:56 PM

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JACKIE542 8/24/2013 4:35PM

    I am jealous, you look great, looks like you are ready for the tri. emoticon

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THECRAZYMANGO 8/24/2013 3:29PM

    You look like you are going to have a blast!!! Are you friends with ON2VICTORY? He just finished a tri... 70.3 miles total.

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DALID414 8/24/2013 3:26PM

    I like budget conscious, cuz I'm right there with you.
The suit itself is ok, it's the body in it that makes it look good. At least that's what the boyfriend tells me about my workout clothes emoticon
I hope you enjoy the challenge of a tri.

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ONMYMEDS 8/24/2013 3:24PM

    I applaud your thriftiness and I think you look quite stylish in that outfit.

Best of luck on your first tri. You'll kill it.

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JACKSGRAN 8/24/2013 3:15PM

    Sounds like a bargain! Well sourced


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SEABREEZE65 8/24/2013 3:15PM


I thought about putting the DANGER emoticon, but then thought you might not think it was funny.

So - AWESOME! Have a great time training and participating.

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