Some newb triathlon questions - Chicagoland Sportbikes
Chicagoland Sportbikes
 
Health & Fitness Talk to fellow members about getting in shape, to diets, to supplements and what does and doesn't work.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
Midnight Rider
 
PatFitz9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: North side
Posts: 3,885
Location: North side
Sportbike: R6 and a Z1000
Years Riding: for a bit
How you found us: random PM on sportbikes.net
           
Some newb triathlon questions

So I have my first tri this Sunday (sprint tri in Batavia). I wasn't planning on using a wetsuit, but I went in the water last weekend and it was freezing! Does a wetsuit keep you warmer at all? What do you wear under the wetsuit?

Do you towel off at the bike transition, or just ride all wet?

The rules state no headphones during the run. Is this enforced? Depends on the event?

Fat Pat #728

If you don't like my fire, then don't come around...
PatFitz9 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 11:43 AM
Registered User
 
Meulen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Romeoville
Posts: 19,186
Location: Romeoville
Sportbike: looking to get dirty!
Years Riding: long time
How you found us: SBN
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by PatFitz9 View Post
So I have my first tri this Sunday (sprint tri in Batavia). I wasn't planning on using a wetsuit, but I went in the water last weekend and it was freezing! Does a wetsuit keep you warmer at all? What do you wear under the wetsuit?

Do you towel off at the bike transition, or just ride all wet?

The rules state no headphones during the run. Is this enforced? Depends on the event?
Wetsuit keeps you warm except your head, hands and feet. They still get cold.

You wear your trisuit under the wetsuit. When you get to T1 just strip the wesuit and go. Tri clothes are designed to dry quickly. They will dry up on the bike. No need to towel off.

Headphones- It depends on the race. Don't be "that guy" You want to be able to hear others around you and be respectful, as well as any race officials that may be giving you info. I did a race a while back the was HOT HOT HOT. They were running low on water. Had I had headphones on I wouldn't have known they were running low and been grabbing it while I can at earlier water stops.

Brian (F.K.A. Crazy)

Gamertag: CRAZY403


“You can’t escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”

-Abraham Lincoln


“Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.”

-Herbert Hoover
Meulen is offline  
post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 11:59 AM
DONATING MEMBER
 
Chicago Performance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Northlake, IL 60164
Posts: 25,074
Location: Northlake, IL 60164
Sportbike: Trackdayz "I" bike!
Years Riding: since last year
How you found us: In a fortune cookie
           
If it's USAT sanctioned you will get DQd for wearing headphones. Don't do it.
Chicago Performance is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 12:34 PM
Registered User
 
Xian_13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Milwaukee
Posts: 724
Location: Milwaukee
Sportbike: FZR400
Years Riding: 20+ minutes
How you found us: Sportbiketracktime.com
           
If it is a Sprint distance, you will be in the water for like 6 minutes... If your slow.
Your nerves will be more distracting, then the cold water.

Skip the head phones.
Listen to the voices in your head, telling you to push harder.

-X

CCS Midwest #140
Secondary Highway & Swift Molly's Motor Circus

Facebook.com/SwiftMolly
Michelin • Woodcraft • Armour Bodies • STT • F-MC
Xian_13 is offline  
post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 12:37 PM
Super Moderator

 
Vcook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Winfield
Posts: 43,230
Location: Winfield
Sportbike: bikeless
Years Riding: 10
How you found us: Shit, you know I'm a clsb OG!
           
Send a message via AIM to Vcook
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xian_13 View Post
Skip the head phones.
Listen to the voices in your head, telling you to push harder.

-X
This, but the voices in my head tell me to punch the guy trying to grab my hips in the water section right in the goggle.

Chris
Vcook is offline  
post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
Midnight Rider
 
PatFitz9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: North side
Posts: 3,885
Location: North side
Sportbike: R6 and a Z1000
Years Riding: for a bit
How you found us: random PM on sportbikes.net
           
Any good places in the city/near north burbs for a trisuit? I'm going to Element Multisport tomorrow. They have a lot of wetsuits, but I don't know about trisuits.

Fat Pat #728

If you don't like my fire, then don't come around...
PatFitz9 is offline  
post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 12:49 PM
Super Moderator

 
Vcook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Winfield
Posts: 43,230
Location: Winfield
Sportbike: bikeless
Years Riding: 10
How you found us: Shit, you know I'm a clsb OG!
           
Send a message via AIM to Vcook
amazon

Chris
Vcook is offline  
post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 12:57 PM
Registered User
 
2weelpilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Spring Grove, IL
Posts: 18,082
Location: Spring Grove, IL
Sportbike: yz250f
Years Riding: 25 years
How you found us: dont recall
           
If you hqve a big belly do the backstroke in the swim portion of the race. It will stick out of the water, get bloated by the sun and make you more bouyant.
I know

Mike

When the tailgate drops..the bullshit stops
Hunt ethically - Hunt with a trained Retriever !
2weelpilot is offline  
post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 12:58 PM
DONATING MEMBER
 
Chicago Performance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Northlake, IL 60164
Posts: 25,074
Location: Northlake, IL 60164
Sportbike: Trackdayz "I" bike!
Years Riding: since last year
How you found us: In a fortune cookie
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vcook View Post
This, but the voices in my head tell me to punch the guy trying to grab my hips in the water section right in the goggle.
Chicago Performance is offline  
post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
Midnight Rider
 
PatFitz9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: North side
Posts: 3,885
Location: North side
Sportbike: R6 and a Z1000
Years Riding: for a bit
How you found us: random PM on sportbikes.net
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2weelpilot View Post
If you hqve a big belly do the backstroke in the swim portion of the race. It will stick out of the water, get bloated by the sun and make you more bouyant.
I know
Ha, no such advantage for me.

Fat Pat #728

If you don't like my fire, then don't come around...
PatFitz9 is offline  
post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 01:18 PM
Registered User
 
Nexus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,662
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: nada
Years Riding: 18
How you found us: No idea
           
Send a message via AIM to Nexus
You need a suit just for this race?

You are almost my size, I think. My wetsuit is free if you need one. To answer your question...

yes you will be warmer. IMO if you feel warmer you won't tense up as much and will swim better. Plus it gives you better buoyancy which will help you swim easier.
Nexus is offline  
post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 01:21 PM
Moderator

 
Underdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Not Chicago Anymore
Posts: 9,249
Location: Not Chicago Anymore
Sportbike: 08 YZ250F, 03 Tuono
Years Riding: Eh?
How you found us: .
           
If you want to win the mental competition, you're wasting your time with uniforms. I wear whatever I feel like when I do triathalons. Sometimes it's jeans and a t-shirt. Sometimes it's footy pajamas. Other times it's a bloody clown costume. No matter what, I get all the free space I need at the starting line...which is why I rarely suffer the sexual assaults like Vcook.

Wake up sheeple. Don't let a magazine cover tell you how to live your life.

<---- Patrick

Property of Evil Monkey Racing

Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.


Underdog is offline  
post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 01:24 PM
Registered User
 
Meulen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Romeoville
Posts: 19,186
Location: Romeoville
Sportbike: looking to get dirty!
Years Riding: long time
How you found us: SBN
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nexus View Post
You need a suit just for this race?

You are almost my size, I think. My wetsuit is free if you need one. To answer your question...

yes you will be warmer. IMO if you feel warmer you won't tense up as much and will swim better. Plus it gives you better buoyancy which will help you swim easier.
I bet he pees in your wetsuit! or you peed in it and he's racing in a pee suit. Either way....disgusting!

Brian (F.K.A. Crazy)

Gamertag: CRAZY403


“You can’t escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”

-Abraham Lincoln


“Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.”

-Herbert Hoover
Meulen is offline  
post #14 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
Midnight Rider
 
PatFitz9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: North side
Posts: 3,885
Location: North side
Sportbike: R6 and a Z1000
Years Riding: for a bit
How you found us: random PM on sportbikes.net
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nexus View Post
You need a suit just for this race?

You are almost my size, I think. My wetsuit is free if you need one. To answer your question...

yes you will be warmer. IMO if you feel warmer you won't tense up as much and will swim better. Plus it gives you better buoyancy which will help you swim easier.
Free? That's my favorite price! You going to be in my hood anytime this week? Or when is good for me to come by your place (after 4:30)?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Meulen View Post
I bet he pees in your wetsuit! or you peed in it and he's racing in a pee suit. Either way....disgusting!
Isn't that how you keep warm in there??

Fat Pat #728

If you don't like my fire, then don't come around...
PatFitz9 is offline  
post #15 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 01:33 PM
Registered User
 
truckstop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 1,662
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Sportbike: RC31
Years Riding: Since '03
How you found us: it's a small world afterall
           
You don't have to get a whole trisuit, you can use regular bike gear, although if anything, I would recommend getting tri shorts, because the padding is a little thinner, doesn't take as long to dry, and is easier to run in. Wear those under the wetsuit and put a bike shirt on in transition, as long as it's comfortable to run in. Otherwise a tight fitting tri top will fit under the wetsuit too.

You might want a towel for your feet, to wipe them off, but don't bother drying everything else, it'll evaporate.

Swift Molly's Motor Circus
MichelinWoodcraftArmour BodiesSpyder LeatherworksSTTSTG

UNAPOLOGETIC FAN OF THINGS THAT ARE OLD AND SLOW
truckstop is offline  
post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 01:42 PM
DONATING MEMBER
 
Chicago Performance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Northlake, IL 60164
Posts: 25,074
Location: Northlake, IL 60164
Sportbike: Trackdayz "I" bike!
Years Riding: since last year
How you found us: In a fortune cookie
           
FYI, it's supposed to rain on Sunday, so you might not need a towel.
Chicago Performance is offline  
post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 02:06 PM
Registered User
 
Chunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Chicago
Posts: 13,848
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: I don't ride
How you found us: google
           
Pat, forget the tri. Stage 2 of the Tour de Chanks is next sunday. You should come and take 2nd place.

<---- Useless Mufugga
Chunk is offline  
post #18 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
Midnight Rider
 
PatFitz9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: North side
Posts: 3,885
Location: North side
Sportbike: R6 and a Z1000
Years Riding: for a bit
How you found us: random PM on sportbikes.net
           
I need to warm up against white people in the suburbs. Then I'll be ready for the tour de chanks

Fat Pat #728

If you don't like my fire, then don't come around...
PatFitz9 is offline  
post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 09:11 PM
Tony M.
 
Murcielago's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 1,902
Location: Denver, CO
Sportbike: Yamaha Tri Zinger
Years Riding: a while
How you found us: a smarta$$ who has been banned.
           
A wetsuit is the way to go. I borrowed one and peed in it. Show me someone who says they don't pee in their wetsuit and i'll show you a liar. It's better then peeing on the bike or the run. Although at Bigfoot I did jump off the trail and take a leak though- Rick saw me right as I was jumping back on the trail.

So I wore bike shorts from Performance bike and a regular road jersey but will definitely invest in tri gear. The pearl izumi one piece suit did not fit well so i'll start with a 2pc. Anything will work when you are just starting out. Spending money on things like a tri suit/wetsuit or both should make you more comfortable, the road bike jersey was fine but not super comfortable. A TT bike will also help because you can cheat the wind and finish the bike with legs that aren't as tired- so i'm told. Comfort should result in quicker times. Like Nexus said, if you aren't as tense then you should swim faster. To me if you have something uncomfortable, or that you don't like, it's a distraction. So everytime I ride the new bike I have all I think about is how I hate the handlebars and want to change them.
Murcielago is offline  
post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-11-2012, 12:07 PM
Registered User
 
Nexus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,662
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: nada
Years Riding: 18
How you found us: No idea
           
Send a message via AIM to Nexus
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chunk View Post
Pat, forget the tri. Stage 2 of the Tour de Chanks is next sunday. You should come and take 2nd place.
Tour de Chanks! nice LOL
Nexus is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chicagoland Sportbikes forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome