I shared with all of you that I will be competing in my first triathlon this winter.
This week, my trisuit arrived. After fiercely debating options on the internet, I went with a singlet and shorts. This was, of course, after I went to every single sporting goods and running store in the entire valley here. No one carries triathlon gear.
Ordering this stuff online feels like a shot in the dark. I was reading sizing charts and realized that my usual running sizes are considered “baggy” for triathlon. As another triathlete said (somewhere, I’ve been reading a ton) – your suit should fit like “a sausage casing.” Other than getting grossed out on the tangent of how sausage is made, I get it. This should be fitted clothing, a little compression.
So, the Orca shorts arrived first. I ran in them already – they do NOT move at all. At. All. I have never in my life gone running in shorts that stay completely put. No chafing, no riding up, terrific.
I didn’t get the matching singlet – I figured I would go with a brand I know well for the singlet. Tyr. Hey, I’m a swimmer first, so I know what won’t be uncomfortable.
Today was the inaugural swim. Other than the fact that I felt WAY TOO CLOTHED in a pool, the gear was a success.
Next step, the wetsuit. The water might be 50ish degrees in December, so wetsuits are part of the deal. I think I had better get used to wearing clothing that feels like another layer of skin. 🙂
Sharing a photo (taken in my teenager’s messy room), since you all are keeping me accountable on this adventure!
Blessings to you all, happy Tuesday!
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If that is your teenager’s “messy” room then you are doing something right! It is startlingly clean and adult appearing. Good luck with the triathlon!
Thank you so very much, on both counts. She hid behind me for that photo, reading her history textbook. 🙂