duathlon clothing???

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19/05/2007 at 01:30
Im filling in for someone who cant make the nairnshire challenge next week, its a 13mile offroad run then an 18mile cycle in that order. Having never done a duathlon I was wondering if people where tri suits for it or change from running to cycling at these type of events.

The older I get, the faster I was.
19/05/2007 at 02:03
I wore my trisuit to an off road duathlon last weekend, quite a few people did as it happens. The thought of running miles and miles in cycling shorts wasn't worth entertaining.

Unfortunatley, my mountain bike fell apart after 6km and was unfixable so I had to drop out. I've now reistered my first DNF and even though its down to mechanical failure it hurts like hell.

Bring on Eton on Sunday!

Note: Theres a mountain bike in a skip near the Thames in Reading if anyones interested.


"Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger"
22/05/2007 at 18:06
Cheers Wella, hard luck on the DNF, onwards and upwards eh. Think I'll do duathlon in tri suit.

The older I get, the faster I was.
23/05/2007 at 20:13
For what it's worth, I like doing duathlons in my cycling gear. More comfort on the bike and quicker transition times are my preference. It helps that I have a nice pair of Endura cycling shorts (more expensive than any other shorts I've bought, but sooooo comfortable) that I could wear all day long.
25/05/2007 at 09:26
I know what you mean rpopper. I have endura bibshorts that are incredibly comfortable, but am a little bit hesitant at running a half marathon with out trying a few shorter runs first. Might try a few runs with them at a later date, cheers.

The older I get, the faster I was.
25/05/2007 at 18:20
I've done long runs in my Pearl Izumi stuff, very comfy. Could be worth a look?

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