Some women can get away with a tight triathlon suit, while others are more comfortable in a sporty swimsuit top or a moisture-wicking sports bra that will not get saturated during the swim. Make sure all your attire, including your sports bra, is ‘tried and true’ come race day.
What is a tri suit?
- Tri suits are a one piece garment that can be worn through the swim, bike and run of a triathlon race. They are made from technical fabrics that keep you ventilated, aerodynmic and hydrodynamic. A tall order for one piece of clothing. There are many components of a tri suit to consider when making your purchase.
- 1 How should I dress for my first triathlon?
- 2 What clothing do you need for a triathlon?
- 3 Do you change clothes during a triathlon?
- 4 How long is a triathlon for women?
- 5 Do triathletes Pee on the bike?
- 6 Do you wear a bra with a tri suit?
- 7 Do you need a tri suit?
- 8 Do I need a tri suit and a wetsuit?
- 9 Should I wear my tri suit under my wetsuit?
- 10 Do you change shoes in a triathlon?
- 11 Do Triathletes wear socks?
- 12 Why is swimming first in a triathlon?
- 13 What’s a good 70.3 time?
- 14 What is a good first triathlon time?
- 15 What happens if you are lapped in a triathlon?
How should I dress for my first triathlon?
In a triathlon you want to wear what is called a triathlon suit or a triathlon kit (a top/bottom combo) designed to be worn in the swim, the bike, and finally the run. In other words, you do not take it off! With the exception of the wetsuit (if needed), you need not put on any other piece of clothing.
What clothing do you need for a triathlon?
What should I wear for the swim part of a triathlon? The one piece of kit that is fundamental for a triathlon is a tri-suit. This all-in-one garment consists of shorts and a bib and is specifically designed for racing all three disciplines.
Do you change clothes during a triathlon?
Clothing for a Triathlon You can opt to change into clothes specific to each leg of the race —or not. Some triathletes choose to do the whole race in a swimsuit for quicker transitions. Other swimmers simply pull on a pair of shorts before jumping on their bike. In general, tri clothing should fit snugly.
How long is a triathlon for women?
The Olympic triathlon is composed of two medal events, one for men and the other for women. Both use the same distances of 1.5 km, 40 km, and 10 km.
Do triathletes Pee on the bike?
On to the matter at hand – yes, some triathletes do, in fact, pee on their bikes. If it’s not obvious, triathletes pee while riding their bike so they don’t have to stop – saving precious time for competitive races.
Do you wear a bra with a tri suit?
You should not wear underwear (except a sports bra) under your trisuit in a race. Our female-specific triathlon chamois is made to be comfortable against your skin and to protect you from chafing and discomfort on the bike, and is thin and light enough to be comfortable on the run.
Do you need a tri suit?
Triathlon suits: Not necessary, but nice-to-have. A good triathlon suit is designed specifically for triathlon, and offers benefits that may help you race faster and be as comfortable as possible.
Do I need a tri suit and a wetsuit?
Most events provide you with a swim cap but you should buy one for training beforehand. If you are more serious then a Swim Skin is highly recommended. For open water swims, the use of a triathlon wetsuit is usually mandatory. Under the wetsuit you would wear the tri suit or tri top & shorts.
Should I wear my tri suit under my wetsuit?
In short, the best thing to wear under your wetsuit during a training swim or a race is exactly what you would wear for your bike and run legs of the event. A good Tri top will not bunch up under the wetsuit, and will keep its form-fitting shape. Ditto for women sporting a sport top.
Do you change shoes in a triathlon?
Most triathletes use two different sets of shoes during a triathlon. Obviously, nothing is worn on your feet during the swim or Transition 1. If that is the case, you can wear your running shoes on the bike ride. For the run, wear the shoes you have been doing your run training in – normally a standard running shoe.
Do Triathletes wear socks?
Most pro triathletes don’t wear socks for sprint and Olympic distance events and are wearing some for longer events. However, over a full Ironman distance, it is rather insignificant. The comfort of socks over such a big distance is, for most people, well worth those couple of seconds.
Why is swimming first in a triathlon?
Swimming is the most hazardous of the three sports from a safety perspective. Most casualties in Triathlons are during this leg for quite obvious reasons: if you stop swimming, you drown. It’s, therefore, best to avoid a risk of drowning from exhaustion and it makes a lot of sense putting the swim leg first.
What’s a good 70.3 time?
What is the average Half Ironman time? Across all amateur athletes, the average Half Ironman time is 5:51:25 for Men, and 6:18:13 for Women. On the Women’s side, this breaks down as a swim time of 40:39, a bike time of 3:10:44, and a run time of 2:13:06.
What is a good first triathlon time?
Amateur athletes should focus on keeping their first transition under 1:30 and their second transition under 1:00. Their swim time should be less than 35 minutes, their bike time less than an hour and 35 minutes, and their run time should be less than 50 minutes. With those times, they would break three hours!
What happens if you are lapped in a triathlon?
Penalty: At minimum, you’ll get disqualified from the race, but it’s more likely you’ll get banned from racing outright. USAT suspends memberships for one year; Ironman hands down suspensions ranging from three months to four years; some races issue lifetime bans.