Most of the time it looked like this...
But once in awhile it looked like this...
To make this an honest to goodness brick workout complete with a speedy transition I wore a 1 piece tri-suit. But it was too cold for just a tri-suit and tri-suits by themselves are only acceptable in certain contexts, like races. They are NOT something you wear for solo mid-afternoon bike rides or runs. I feel really strongly about this, so I wore a cycling jersey on top for the bike and switched that out for a tech tee for the run.
Running in a tri-suit takes some getting used to. First there is the chamois pad - there is not much too it, but I'm aware it's there when running. Then there is the overall concept of having a snug one piece suit on. I don't notice on the bike since I always wear cycling bibs anyway, but when I run, it's a different story. In the last few months I've definitely got used to straight running clothing. So the tri-suit was weird for the first few miles, but once I got into the groove everything was fine. Which is good, because that suit is back on official duty in 2 weeks.
CoachMe Triathlon is a national online service that matches athletes with coaches. Given that this is my first foray into coaching, I'm hoping to get matched with either beginning athletes or athletes with a few races under their belts that are looking for some improvement.
I don't ever want to forget where I came from. Obviously, I don't wish the drama I went through on anyone, but if there is a chance to help athletes that are at a level that I was at not all that long ago, I'll be thrilled. I can't wait to get started.
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