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Waco 70.3
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I am doing my first triathlon the Ironman Waco 70.3 in October. I am completely new to this sport and just had a question about what to wear during the swimming portion of the race. Has anyone competed in this race? It will be in October so still pretty warm if not hot so I assume the water temp will be warm also. Is it too hot for a wet suite? Would a swim skin would be a better option? For those who competed in that race before any other tips you could give would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Re: Waco 70.3 [SoonerBorn] [ In reply to ]
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Last year was the first year for Waco and the swim was cancelled so there's really no precedent for temp. The closest you could get is looking at Austin which was historically in October and typically wetsuit legal. The one year I did it the water temp was slightly warmer than the air temp and it felt pretty nice. I wore a sleeveless and had no issues. The only difference with Waco is I believe water will be coming from a dam upstream. If they're letting water out and it comes from the bottom it could actually be chilly.

There will be plenty of water temp discussions on the FB group as the day gets closer. Just watch those. My early guess is that a sleeveless will be perfect.
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Re: Waco 70.3 [SoonerBorn] [ In reply to ]
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I coached a lot of people for last year's Waco, and told them to bring it all.
Wetsuit
Speed suit
Tri suit

Options:
Tri suit under wetsuit
Tri suit under speed suit
Full sleeve or no sleeve wetsuit

Personally, I go wetsuit every time it's allowed and speed suit when not.

Unfortunately for Waco people last year, they just had extra luggage since the swim was cancelled, but better to be prepared than not.

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Re: Waco 70.3 [TriJayhawkRyan] [ In reply to ]
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Should be a wet suit legal. If you are close to Waco, try TriWaco in summer. It's an Olympic distance and you will get a taste of run course which is the worst hill in Ironman history. LOL! Swim course is the same but shorter. I've signed up for both.
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Re: Waco 70.3 [s13tx] [ In reply to ]
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s13tx wrote:
Should be a wet suit legal. If you are close to Waco, try TriWaco in summer. It's an Olympic distance and you will get a taste of run course which is the worst hill in Ironman history. LOL! Swim course is the same but shorter. I've signed up for both.

Yeah that hill is pretty tricky, going up ain't easy but it's so steep that coming down is hard too.

Killed a toenail down that thing.
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Re: Waco 70.3 [SteveM] [ In reply to ]
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SteveM wrote:
s13tx wrote:
Should be a wet suit legal. If you are close to Waco, try TriWaco in summer. It's an Olympic distance and you will get a taste of run course which is the worst hill in Ironman history. LOL! Swim course is the same but shorter. I've signed up for both.


Yeah that hill is pretty tricky, going up ain't easy but it's so steep that coming down is hard too.

Killed a toenail down that thing.

You are right. I thought going downhill would be fast and easy. I was wrong.
Even Andrew Starky said it was a tough run. I overheard him in the finisher tent.
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