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I've decided to try a tri but this has brought up many questions. What do I wear to best transition b/t the events? Are there bottoms and tops that I can wear for all three? I know y'all are a wealth of knowledge so any and all suggestions will be appreciated.
 

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I'll let the ladies give the suggestions.<br><br>
But, I will say that she did great with her first swim tonight, even though she was getting lessons from me.
 

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Julie!<br><br>
Wear a tri suit. If you have big honkers like me, make sure to wear a bra underneath!<br><br>
Oh...and a RACE BELT...watching people in transition dealing w/safety pins is rather sad but amusing!
 

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I just did my first tris last summer and there is alot to learn! Yes, there is tri specific gear and many bike shops, running shops and swim shops will carry it. And of course, there are lots of resources on line.<br><br>
I prefer the 2 piece variety (easier logistics for the port-o-potty if you know what I mean!). For sprint distance, you will likely wear the same gear for all three legs. I think some bigger (longer distance) events have more sophisticated changing arrangements, but I'll defer to those who have done them. In the summer, you most likely won't need a wet suit, but again, I'll let others speak to that since I have no experience with that.<br><br>
My tri shorts are like bike shorts but with a very light padding (sort of like a layer of polar fleece) instead of full on bike padding. The tri top is basically a sports bra. Some people like to throw on a shirt and/or shorts after the swim. You'll see a lot of different configurations. There's a lot of trial and error to triathlon. But, it's so fun, so be prepared to get hooked!<br><br>
(You can spend a lot or a little on this sport... budget wisely!)
 

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Note to T:<br>
Approval on tri gear needed during the "expedition" in a few weeks.<br><br>
Note to Stitcher:<br>
salty shorts won't kill you....<br>
likely neither will the sea creatures!
 

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Team Javelin is sending me a 2nd uni...a one piece...I guess I'll be peeing myself on the run.
 

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I was telling someone today about the various new skills I'll likely be learning....<br><br>
Peeing on the bike made her nose wrinkle up.<br>
When I got to the part about CS being able to pee on the run....she just looked at me like I was sprouting horns.<br><br>
lol
 

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I wear tri shorts and a sports bra to swim. Then I toss on a bike jersey for the rest.
 

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I just wanted to add that I think it's "teh kewt" that bro and sis are tri-ing!
 

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I wear a DeSoto tri top and tri shorts. Others also like Zoot, Skirtsports, and other brands. I got mine on sale last year (it was the 2006 version) online. Do some searches, and you can find some deals. Otherwise, you'll spend $100+ on a tri suit. The tops usually do not have enough support, so you'll have to wear a sports bra underneath. Just choose one that isn't cotton. I wear a Champion Double Dry, and it works great. I did sprints and an Oly last year and wore the same thing the whole way. I plan to do the same for my HIM this year (I think).<br><br>
I would also recommend sunglasses and a running visor or mesh hat. Easy Laces are also nice to have on your shoes (saves a ton of time, as it is hard to tie your shoes when you are wet or tired or shaking, etc...)<br><br>
Some good sites to check our for deals are:<br><a href="http://www.all3sports.com" target="_blank">www.all3sports.com</a><br><a href="http://www.trisports.com" target="_blank">www.trisports.com</a><br><a href="http://www.swimoutlet.com" target="_blank">www.swimoutlet.com</a><br><a href="http://www.sportsbasement.com" target="_blank">www.sportsbasement.com</a><br>
...and many others<br><br>
OR you can just do a search for "Desoto tri" or "Zoot Tri"
 

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Wow! Thanks for the input. Hey 3chili, was it you that posted about a belt pack you bought at an expo? If so, will you give me the name of it again. I'm wanting to get one.
 

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Julie:<br><br>
I wear Desoto Tri top (long one), champion wicking bra, desoto tri shorts. I swim, bike and run in them the whole way. I love Desoto. I also do all my training bricks wearing my tri stuff, so I am fimiliar with it. The desoto link is below. It's expensive, but sooooooo nice and comfy. If you take care of it (delicate cycle, air dry) it will stay good.<br><br><a href="http://www.desotosport.com/products/product.asp?Category=wcarrera&ProdID=WCF8" target="_blank">http://www.desotosport.com/products/...ra&ProdID=WCF8</a><br><br>
As Kelli said, you can google desoto to look for a better price on the older models.
 
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