I am doing my first mini triathlon!! I am 42 and am just preparing to start training for my first mini tri in September. I have a questions about the swim to bike transition. Do women remove their swimsuits, or put bike/run wear over them? Pamela M. from Virginia.
I am 42 and am just preparing to start training for my first mini tri in September. I have a questions about the swim to bike transition. Do women remove their swimsuits, or put bike/run wear over them?
Pamela M. from Virginia.
Thank you for contacting TriathaNewbie.com and welcome to the world of triathlons!
In the first triathlon I did, I laid out underwear and an extra dry towel for privacy so that I could change between my swim and bike. Everyone else just put their clothes over their suit! I followed the crowd, which is always the best thing to do when you don’t have any idea what you’re doing.
Over the years, I found that I actually like to wear only a pair of shorts over my suit because I get hot during the bike and run.
Some things to consider:
Weather – If it’s cool, you’ll want to wear a top and shorts, preferably made out of a material that breathes and wicks away the heat from your body
For Females – Sometimes swim suits offer very little in the way of supporting our two girls. If you think this might happen, it might be a good idea to either wear a two piece suit with support or wear a tank top over your suit during the bike and run that has a built-in bra.
I hope all of this information is helpful. If you have any other questions, please email.
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