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LIMEYRUNNER's Photo LIMEYRUNNER Posts: 632
1/23/09 12:36 P

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thats why you NEVER invite someone to come and take photos.. :) nothing worse than blackmail ..

You will do great :)

Good luck and make sure we get the race report.. :)

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1/23/09 12:07 P

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hahaha. I could be kicking and screaming at T1 anyway, even if it's not a clothing issue! Thanks guys. I have a clinic tomorrow - 1 hour Q&A on transitions and then a 1-1.5 hrs pool time. YEAH! really looking forward to it!

Thanks for all the advise. I am sure I will have more questions for you all!

THe Tri in April is in Lancaster, Hempfeild Twp.



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1/23/09 10:42 A

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Grif - what part of PA is your tri in? Just curious!

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1/23/09 9:04 A

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Thanks DRC, the funny thing that could be me on my next Triathlon.

I am glad I can entertain you guys :P



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1/23/09 7:54 A

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Magellan has a good point--if you don't think you will place, it is worth it to spend a little extra time in transistion to be comfortable!

LOL--and I still have visions of Limey kicking and screaming in the grass at T1...

Edited by: DRC2205 at: 1/23/2009 (07:55)
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1/22/09 4:56 P

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i think it is too early to decide. weather can vary so much, we have had snow in april and some years 60+ degree temps!

i would swim in a tri suit. have a light jacket to put on (say if its below 60)something that will break the wind, probably socks for the bike. decide on bottoms closer to the race. i tend to be hot, and my legs dont get too cold, especially once i get moving. for me if its 45 or below i may put some leg warmers on.

it also depends on how competative you are, if you are just hoping to finish, or think you will place. taking more time in the transistion area to get comfortable if you are a participant, faster transition and possible less comfortable if you are a competitor.



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LIMEYRUNNER's Photo LIMEYRUNNER Posts: 632
1/22/09 3:51 P

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With all this discussion you should set up a mock transition area and go through it a few times, see what feels best and what works best. Make sure when you do the swim to bike mock transition that you are wet, if you are dry it will not mimic race day conditions. So when race day comes around and you might be photographed kicking and screaming on the grass trying to get your wetsuit off :D


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1/22/09 3:47 P

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+1 on what DRC said. I'd go tri suit for the swim and add a top and kneewarmers. Full legwarmers are good too but they're much more of a pain to put on than kneewarmers.

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GRIF01's Photo GRIF01 Posts: 1,422
1/22/09 3:40 P

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never thought of "Knee warmers" - good idea, i'll check that out.

I did try to check out pictures from last years event, however they only the May race pix posted - and they are all in shorts and tank tops...

Thanks for the input!



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1/22/09 2:43 P

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You said the swim was indoors, right? So you don't have to worry about a wetsuit. If it were me, I'd see what I was wearing when I run/cycling in the couple of weeks before the event, so I know what was right for me. I would plan on short and layers on top--shirt with a sweatshirt or jacket available to me in the transistion area. I can adust during T2. Knee warmers might be a good option. Easier to put on than tights, and you don't have to swim in them.

Limey had a great idea about looking at last year's photos!

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1/22/09 1:41 P

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you know what you could do, is look at photos of last years event and see what other people were wearing :)

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1/22/09 1:38 P

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Well its sometimes hard to decide what to wear, the water can be super cold, even though the air temperature is warmer. This also creates longer transition times if you have to dress up to stay warm.

I think that you will need a wetsuit, under that you can wear minimal clothing. I found on my first tri I had compression shorts underneath my wetsuit and nothing else. Came out of the water, put on a vest and hit the bike, I would say is was in the 50's that day and I think from the swim I didn't realize how hot I was until I got out of the water. The helmet helps to keep your body temp up too. The body heats up in the water but is dissipated by the water. Although its easy to open a vest to let some air in.

I would go with minimal stuff but have plenty of stuff to put on after the event.

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1/22/09 1:21 P

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I am signing up for my first sprint Tri which is in April in PA. The weather is so unpredictable at that time of year, it could still be cold here, i anticipate 50's or 60's if i am lucky.

I don't know how to dress for it, what to wear has been a concern of mine.

It seems like i will want to wear tights for the bike and run. I saw Tri-tights that i could possibly swim in....really don't want to have to pull tights on during T1. Do you dress for 20 degrees warmer than actual temp?

Looking for any suggestions/advise... has anyone done an early spring tri in a not-so warm climate? (swim is indoor).

Thanks!

Thanks for all the great advise. this is a GREAT team!!





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