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Triathlon Run: What Should I wear?

Triathlon Run: What do I Wear?

  "What to Wear for a Triathlon" Series:  

What to Wear for the Triathlon Swim

What to Wear for the Triathlon Bike

What to Wear for the Tritahlon Run

Be kind to your feet: Be sure that you have moisture-wicking socks for your feet. Always wear socks that fit and do not move around inside your sneaker. Squirmy socks are the leading cause of blisters. Learn more about how to deal with blisters.

Some people walk on the outside of their feet, some walk on the inside of their feet and others distribute their weight directly down the middle. If you are walking on the outside or inside of your foot, you want to find a sneaker that has extra support to force your foot to distribute your weight evenly. Otherwise you risk ankle, knee and/or hip pain.

If you're not sure how your foot distributes weight and you've been experiencing pain, you can ask your doctor or make an appointment with a local Physical Therapist who can evaluate you. A proper diagnosis will lead you to the proper sneaker and a pain-free run!

Remember, running sneakers last for 6 months. You can risk extending the life of your sneaker, but you will also risk injury. There are also sneakers that are better suited for trail running verses pavement running. Check them out and let us know what you think.

Dress for the weather: Wear clothing that is appropriate for the weather. There are so many kinds of clothing: long sleeved, Tank Tops, Shorts and long leggings. For races, you should wear snug fitting clothing, but for training, you can wear looser fitting garments. See below for gender-specific suggestions.

Keep yourself dry: Wear clothing that wicks the moisture away from your skin. Cotton gets wet, heavy, cold/hot and really uncomfortable in long races and training. Clothing that wicks away the moisture will keep you more comfortable through your race. The tag will tell you whether it does or not.

Suggestions for men:

Suggestions for women:

Clothing Layer OrderSo the layers look like this: Swimsuit on first; running shorts on top

Cell Phone: If you have a cell phone, you should bring it with you while you are training, along with an ID, for safety reasons. Men, don't stick it in your shorts; women, don't stick it in your budge -- your sweat WILL ruin your phone. Buy a Fanny Pack and carry your phone and ID in there.

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