WHAT TO WEAR: TRIATHLON EDITION

I have been competing in triathlons for the past few years. I initially got into the sport because a bunch of my work friends were joining our company’s tri team. At first, I thought it was crazy to train everyday running, biking and/or swimming but I figured joining the team would be a great way to meet people. The sport soon turned into a big part of my life and I’ve never looked back. I’m by no means the best triathlete, the fastest or the strongest, but I absolutely love training and racing. This blog is usually a place where I post D.I.Y. projects or my favorite fashion pieces and designers of the moment but for today, since I just competed in a triathlon this weekend, I’m very much in the triathlon spirit. Below, I’ve included a photo recap of my latest race, as well as some fashion advice in terms of what to wear:

Thankful to have my dog, Winston, at the finish line.
Thankful to have my dog, Winston, at the finish line.
In terms of triathlon fashion (and yes, there are definitely fashion to-do's and don'ts in triathlons), I wore a one-piece tri-suit like this.  In my experience, a suit like this is the most versatile for all of the sports--running, swimming and biking.
In terms of triathlon fashion (and yes, there are definitely fashion to-do’s and don’ts in triathlons), I wore a one-piece tri-suit like this. In my experience, a suit like this is the most versatile for all of the sports–running, swimming and biking.
In terms of goggles, I love the brand Aquasphere. I find that the goggles really fit well to the face, that they're comfortable and I love that they come in women's specific designs.
In terms of goggles, I love the brand Aquasphere. I find that the goggles really fit well to the face, that they’re comfortable and I love that they come in women’s specific designs.
For the bike portion of the triathlon, I use a cannondale bike that looks like this but I made sure to buy a carbon frame because it's lighter for racing and creates less vibration from the road on the hands.  To keep my hands safe and comfy, I wear bike gloves like these.
For the bike portion of the triathlon, I use a cannondale bike that looks like this but I made sure to buy a carbon frame because it’s lighter for racing and creates less vibration from the road on the hands. To keep my hands safe and comfy, I wear bike gloves like these.
Gearing up for the run portion of the race. This was a reverse triathlon, which meant we ran, biked and then swam. Usually, you swim, bike and then run.
Gearing up for the run portion of the race. This was a reverse triathlon, which meant we ran, biked and then swam. Usually, you swim, bike and then run.
This is me just after I crossed the finish line.  Even though I'm not wearing sneakers in the picture because I had already kicked them off, I swear by Asics GT 200's like these. I buy a new pair every 6-8 months but I've heard buying them every 3-6 months is best for the feet.
This is me just after I crossed the finish line. Even though I’m not wearing sneakers in the picture because I had already kicked them off, I swear by Asics GT 200’s like these. I buy a new pair every 6-8 months but I’ve heard buying them every 3-6 months is best for the feet.
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