If you read this blog regularly (and I hope you do), then you know I am not exactly the world's best dresser. Maybe it's my Hawaiian upbringing, but all I need is a tank top and swim shorts and I'm good to go. But there are certain occasions when I am forced to think about the proper clothing choices. This weekend's tri is a good example of that. Here's what I am wearing for the race:
|This is not me. |
Are you kidding? I don't have a big enough wallet to be able to afford a REAL men's tri suit. Instead, I've come up with my own concoction:
What do you think? I bought these shorts and shirt a couple of years ago when I began participating in triathlons and paid maybe 75 bucks for both of them. The shorts are your typical cycling pants that have a chamois padding sewn into the saddle area. The fit is snug so that it stays in place and won't flap in the wind when riding or running. Used with anti-chafing creams, these shorts do wonders to enhance the comfort of the cyclist. I never ride without them. As for the shirt, I'm using your typical cycling jersey.
|Under Armour is now officially sponsoring me, which I why I could afford to retire. |
Cycling jerseys were originally made from wool if you can believe it. Today they are made of synthetic fabrics that wick away sweat and keep you dry and comfortable. I will say, however, they fit very snugly. I haven't worn this top in years so I need to take it out for a practice swim/bike/run this week.
I think this outfit will work pretty well. Even if it doesn't, I will wear it to make me look like a real triathlete even if I'm not one. All for the glory of the sport, of course. 😉