Sunday, June 13, 2010

My Suit!

Special thanks to Sunflowerchilde for her AWESOME advice.  Sarah and I say "YES YES YES!!!  Whatever advice you have, we want!!!" :)

So, we went to REI and I bought my suit.  I tried on the one I liked online but didnt love it in person.  It didnt really flow well for the curvy girl with tatas.  But I loved the one I did buy.  (Yes, I DID buy a suit!!!)  I went with a two piece, made by Skirt Sports.

I really like it.  It was very comfortable.  Thanks to the aforementioned commenter, we are going with our initial thought of not wearing shoes, since the lake we'll be in is fine for swimming.

I can't believe it!  I took the plunge and bought a tri suit!!!

And a pretty awesome book...


Debby@Just Breathe said...

I am so impressed with all the exercise you are doing. The outfit looks wonderful.

Holly said...

I couldn't help it...the title of that book made me lol. Def a book I would read!

Love the suit!!!

Angelwingsbaby said...

You go girl! :-)

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Leah said...

Looks great. :)

sunflowerchilde said...

Sure I can offer a few more words of advice. One book I really like: Triathloning for Ordinary Mortals.

First - go to the bathroom before the race, even if you don't think you need to go. Trust me on this - I've learned from experience.

I think the part of triathlon you need to "learn" is the transitions, so plan each transition out and practice them if possible. Also, make a list of everything you need for each segment of the race and make sure you have it packed the night before.

The most important part of the transitions for me is making sure everything is ready on race-day morning. I put my helmet on my bike with my sunglasses, and have my shoes (and socks) nearby with a towel for drying/cleaning my feet. For running, I have my race belt with number on it, and shoes and socks (if I'm switching) all together. Another important note - loosen your laces before the race starts, so you are ready to slip your shoes on and tie them.

Also, check all your gear the night before the race, especially your bike tires. And bring a tire pump with you to the race.

Swimming pointers - start at the side or back of the pack, but don't follow another swimmer blindly - check often to make sure you're going the right direction. Swing wide of the buoys if you're nervous of getting kicked.

And I just remembered something else - walk the transition area and check where the exits and entrances are for each part of the race, especially in relation to where your stuff is. I've run around in circles looking for either my stuff or an exit before, and it feels ridiculous. Make a mental note of each place you need to go.

Let me know if you have more questions!