I'm a bit confused as to compression vs trishorts vs bike shorts. Haven't we been in "tight fitting" clothing since the early days. Are folks abandoning trishorts & going to compression shorts etc to race in just train in or for recovery? I see tights but not sure when/if I would use them alone & they would be to warm be worn under something. Most of the clothing looks great on a younger triathlete but is there really anything that is age appropiate for older fit women. Some people I see out there training on the neighborhood streets need something less revealing especially those 50+. I'm certainly not rudish but I don't want to look like that.
What if anything are you using? Are you wearing compression items under clothing for? I don't really want that as I get to warm racing. Are you wearing the same thing for both the bike & run in HIM or IM length events? I bought a pair of the osymx calf length socks for running & really like them but above 55 degrees they are too warm. I would like to find something cooler for running in. Any use the calf compression sleeves? I have been looking unsuccessfully for a thihg compression sleeve. I also seen the new jag.. shorts from Australia with the removable chamois pad. Has anyone tried those?
I've usually changed to run shorts for an IM run. For a HIM I usually use the same shorts. I prefer 2 pieces to use facilities in an IM & change to a lighter top for the run. Although another new aging issue no matter how many kegels is the irritating leakage problem that can come up during a run. Fabric can only take so much of that abuse. I also like something with a small pocket & really sick of black (heat attracting) after nearly 25 years in the sport.
Any thoughts, suggestions before I spend $$$ for functional, practical & maybe even fashionable?
Also I am doing IMLou which will be a non wetsuit swim. What are suggestion for what to swim in & then go on to bike in. A speedsuit over the cycling gear. Swimming in a pad?