t minus 5 days away from my first triathlon. i have been freaking out over what I am going to wear during it. i bought a pair of tri shorts, but need something to wear on top. i had thought a sports bra, but that doesnt work so well to swim in. plus there is the issue of the tri shorts come down to my knees and are tight. i have never worn anything tight on my legs while running, no compressions shorts, nothing. so that was making me nervous as well.
i went to the local swim store where i had bought my tri shorts and looked at their tri tops. but couldnt find any that i liked, that fit, and that i wanted to pay $50+ for. so i came home empty handed and was still freaking out bc i didnt know what to wear!!!
then it hit me, why not wear my swim suit, put my running clothes on over top and use a whole lot of body glide? i am a swimmer more than a biker or runner, so being in a swim suit for long periods of time doesnt bother me like it does others.
today i decided i needed to do a run through of what i would wear and how it would go with transitions. jeremy came with me, watched me swim, then rode and ran with me.
i swam in my suit, got out of the pool, threw everything on and then hopped on the bike. took about 2 minutes to transition between the two. we rode 5 miles, then got on a track and ran one mile. my shirt was still pretty wet, but my shorts were only damp. they actually dried really quickly after i started running. my legs were hurting from the 12 miler on saturday and my running time was horrible, but i know that is to be expected. not doing this for speed - just for the tri sticker! :) i had no chaffing or rubbing from the swim suit while running which is a major PLUS!!!! my shorts did ride up some but i think that was bc they were still a little damp and the earlier body glide had been washed away.
now with that taken care of i can rest easier!! i think i might do another short change after i bike between that and my run, just bc my suit was almost dry and i think by changing into a dry pair of shorts after the bike will help them from riding up my leg. i also need to re body glide. i hope to do one more bike to run, and swim to bike before saturday. not sure i'll be able to get in another swim, bike, AND run in beforehand.