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Subject: Swim in workout clothes?
I see people swimming in all kinds of stuff and am just wondering what all your thoughts are? I really need to shave off T1 time and am thinking of swimming in super fitted top and shorts so I don't have to pull shorts on after? As well as adding speed laces to my shoes (no clipless pedals for me). The past 2 I've done I just wore my swim suit and pulled shorts on. Its not a GREAT suit so I am doubtful of much drag increase. Any other thoughts?

Thanks!


2013-07-08 10:50 AM
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Subject: RE: Swim in workout clothes?

It's fastest to swim (and bike and run) in a tri suit -- it's made for all three.

 

Pulling on shorts in T1 - over a wet swimsuit - takes a while!

 

eta: http://trisuit.org/



Edited by trishie 2013-07-08 10:51 AM
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By "super fitted top and shorts" do you mean tri shorts and tri top? If so, yes, that is a fairly standard outfit since you don't have to change from swim to bike to run. 

Whatever you chose, just practice in the pool beforehand to make sure it doesn't balloon up or shift around or anything when soaking wet.

2013-07-08 11:05 AM
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Subject: RE: Swim in workout clothes?
A real tri suit is not really in the budget right now. I have some tight running tops I was thinking of trying.
I will take it to the pool tonight and see how it goes. Thanks!

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Subject: RE: Swim in workout clothes?
I've done a race or two in an Underarmour Compression top and had no problems. Make sure it is snug enough that it is not dragging in the water.
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Subject: RE: Swim in workout clothes?

Originally posted by Maddy9603 I see people swimming in all kinds of stuff and am just wondering what all your thoughts are? I really need to shave off T1 time and am thinking of swimming in super fitted top and shorts so I don't have to pull shorts on after? As well as adding speed laces to my shoes (no clipless pedals for me). The past 2 I've done I just wore my swim suit and pulled shorts on. Its not a GREAT suit so I am doubtful of much drag increase. Any other thoughts? Thanks!

i did my first olympic in a c9 (target brand) sports bra and tri shorts i bought online for maybe $30 (aevero brand)?  it was a hot race (end of summer) so i never put anything else over it.  worked out well.



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