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Well I just did my first HIM last week and I used a tri singlet (2 piece) and it worked pretty well since I was able to put it on before the swim and leave it on all day. Well it went well except I know my shoulders got more sun than I wanted. I'm doing the full Vineman in 6 weeks and I'm thinking of changing it up. I think I rather go with two shirts: normal bike jersey and a running shirt, both with shoulders. I know it doesn't look "cool" or have the triathlon guy look but I'm just picturing myself out in the sun for 10+ hours and I'm not thinking anything good will come from it. I applied sunscreen in my HIM (not enough though) and I got pretty fried. I think fuller shifts would help + keep me a little cooler since there's less of me exposed to the sun. Keeping me cooler should more than make up for the extra 1-2 minutes it takes to change into these. Any thoughts from people who've him full/IM distance tris before?

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2013-06-16 3:23 AM
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Subject: RE: IM shirt choice

Originally posted by Blastman Well I just did my first HIM last week and I used a tri singlet (2 piece) and it worked pretty well since I was able to put it on before the swim and leave it on all day. Well it went well except I know my shoulders got more sun than I wanted. I'm doing the full Vineman in 6 weeks and I'm thinking of changing it up. I think I rather go with two shirts: normal bike jersey and a running shirt, both with shoulders. I know it doesn't look "cool" or have the triathlon guy look but I'm just picturing myself out in the sun for 10+ hours and I'm not thinking anything good will come from it. I applied sunscreen in my HIM (not enough though) and I got pretty fried. I think fuller shifts would help + keep me a little cooler since there's less of me exposed to the sun. Keeping me cooler should more than make up for the extra 1-2 minutes it takes to change into these. Any thoughts from people who've him full/IM distance tris before?

That is exactly how I race.  I wear a regular bike jersey thrown on in T1 for the bike.  Sometimes I leave the bike jersey on all day, but my last IM I switched to a running shirt.  Seriously, I doubt you even lose 1-2 minutes...and it's well worth not getting fried (IMHO).

2013-06-17 10:19 AM
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Did IM Wisconsin in a regular bike jersey and worked great. It was a bit chilly in the morning so used arm warmers and took them off in t2. Used the pockets to hold random stuff.

I didnt get burned

2013-06-17 9:20 PM
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I've got a Pearl Izumi Octane Tri-suit that has sleeves... and is pretty spiffy.  
2013-06-23 7:09 PM
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PEARL IZUMI ALSO CARRIES TRI SHIRTS WITH SLEEVES; HAS A COUPLE OF POCKETS IN THE BACK. THAT IS WHAT I THINK I AM GOING WITH ON THE RUN. THAT AND TRI SHORTS.
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