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5/4/10 7:15 A

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Thanks everyone for the great advice :). I was freaking out a bit at the thought of what to do and will practice going from swim to bike before the tri in July. I'll let you all know how it goes later this summer.

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5/3/10 4:57 P

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Hehehe - good question. I remembered laughing when I read the tri instructions and one of them said that nudity was NOT allowed in transition and would result in a DQ.

Tri shorts are great. I found some on sale, wore them over a speedo one-piece suit, and then just threw a tank top over the top for the bike and run (see my picture). No chafing, and I'm small enough in the chest that I didn't have any problems being without a bra. I was about 170 when I did the tri, too.

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5/3/10 1:16 P

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I wear tri-specific compression shorts, a sports bra (wicking style) and a tri singlet top to swim, bike and run in. I have put on a jacket at the swim-bike transition once when it was freezing cold. That would be the day I regretted not bringing gloves!

I am heavier and I want coverage so I wear the bra under my shelf bra. I do bring BodyGlide but I've never chafed. I pick my shorts based on how many pockets they have since I don't like reaching behind me or down to the bike. That way I can put sports bars and kleenexes in my shorts pockets.

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5/3/10 12:46 P

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For my first tri, I just wore my swimsuit underneath. I made sure to practice in it a couple of times beforehand to make sure that it didn't chafe, and I was okay.

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5/3/10 9:22 A

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I use compression style, tri-specific shorts for the entire race. They are designed to dry quickly and the light chamois padding in the shorts helps to avoid chafing. I also wear a sport bra style swim top.

In my first transition I remove my wet suit (if using one), then put a tech shirt on over my wet swim top. It all dries pretty well on the bike.

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5/3/10 9:22 A

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For a sprint triathlon there really is no need to change clothes. Depending on how long the bike is will determine what you'll wear on the bottom. You could just wear compression shorts and a sports bra for the swim, and throw on a shirt for the bike and run. If you have the money to invest in tri shorts, that's your best option for any length race. And you shouldn't chafe just because your clothes are wet. Most of the sports clothes these days are wicking, so they shouldn't hold any excess water.
Body Glide is a great product and will help prevent chafing in those problem areas. But if your clothes fit correctly, they shouldn't give you a problem. It's only our excess skin rubbing together that might cause a problem!

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5/3/10 8:40 A

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I've done 3 and never took anything off, other than my goggles and ear wax. Just put stuff on. The first 2 I did in compression shorts and sport bra, then slipped on a shirt. This last one I tried it in a one piece with my shorts and pulled on a shirt. I did train wet a few times to be sure I could pull it off. You should really pretty much put it out of your head to take stuff off and put stuff back on - it will increase your transition time and there's not much room or ANY coverage from the public. Sometimes they stand right by the fence and watch you transition...

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5/3/10 8:07 A

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try doing a short swim followed by a short bike and run to see how you feel. i can remember doing this before my first race, i thought my tri shorts (bike shorts with very little padding) would feel funny on the bike, being wet. but it was fine.
i have never seen anyone take off a suit in transtion. that would be very timely especially in a sprint race, and you are out in the open. i have seen people slip shorts on over a suit, but that seems like it would be kind of sticky, especailly when you are wet and in a hurry.
there are people that do the whole race (sprint or olympic) in a bathing suit, but i would say you have to be pretty comfortable with your body! i did see a heavy set girl one time who had a bathing suit with a matching wrap skirt that gave some coverage and she looked very stylist on the run.
look at some websites for smaller tris and see if you can find some pictures of what people wear.



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5/3/10 7:56 A

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Transition is not screened off from the public. Most people don't change clothes, and they wear tri shorts instead of a swimsuit. I have seen people change shorts by just wrapping a towel around themselves, but that only works for you if you're comfortable being seen in a sports bra. You'll most likely dry on the bike (although maybe not if it's a short sprint), but if you're worried about chafing, you can always apply some body glide to the areas under your seams for prevention. Good luck!

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5/3/10 7:48 A

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Hi all. I'm doing my first sprint triathlon in July 2010. I'm a little concerned about changing clothes. In the transition area, is it screened off from public view? I want to take off my swim suit and put on underwear before putting on my shorts for the bike/run. I plan to wear a sports bra under my swimsuit, but I cant imagine wearing the wet suit under my shorts. I'm afraid of chafting on the bike/run.

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