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Do triathletes wear bra's?

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bearhug Wed 03-Jul-13 13:00:55

I've been on some triathlon websites but haven't found any answers, and am not really brave enough to ask this question anywhere else than mumsnet!

I would never normally consider running without an extremely supportive bra, but can see no mention anywhere of anyone putting one on in transition. Do people go without? Or swim it it?

(I am asking because I am thinking of entering a sprint or mini sprint event sometime soon - not just idle curiosity!)

Yonihadtoask Wed 03-Jul-13 16:51:23

I would have thought some support would be necessary?

Maybe they wear very supportive swimsuits ? Or are so slim that they have teeny, weeny perky boobs? grin

I couldn't run with out my sports bra.

Hope someone else knows more than me smile

smileattherain Wed 03-Jul-13 16:56:43

I used to wear my sports bra under my trisuit when I was doing meant swimming in it and I must admit I was worried that it might rub once it was wet, but I never had a problem. Don't know if I was lucky or not but I'd have hated running without one!

bearhug Thu 04-Jul-13 15:20:23

Thanks Smileatherain! That's my answer then, swim in it.

CardiffUniversityNetballTeam Thu 04-Jul-13 15:23:51

I swam wearing mine and then just put my running top and leggings on over the top of everything during transition.
I also put talc in my socks so they went on my wet feet nice and easily!

Clure Thu 04-Jul-13 19:42:43

I bought a tri-suit with a built in crop top type bra, I am only an A cup so it was fine. My friend who had more up top than me wore her sports bra under tri suit and swam in it. Absolutely fine! What race are you doing bearhug?

Poosnu Thu 04-Jul-13 19:45:42

Same as Clure - my tri-suit had a built in bra and this was supportive enough for me.

skinnychai Tue 09-Jul-13 08:47:31

This might be useful!

CardiCorgi Tue 09-Jul-13 12:44:45

Yes, I'm still bf so need a bra under my tri-suit, my shock absorber dries quickly enough and doesn't chafe.

So swim: bra, tri suit, wetsuit, silly hat, goggles
T1: take off wetsuit, add socks, helmet, cycling shoes, gloves
T2: change shoes, try to remember to take off helmet and gloves before setting off for the run.

foreverondiet Wed 17-Jul-13 23:15:49

Depends - either buy tri suit with built in bra but I wore sport bra under tri suit (chose one when not built in) knickers though - and if you can beat it no socks.

foreverondiet Wed 17-Jul-13 23:17:06

Also on my first tri forgot to put run number on so now always wear it under wetsuit....

fatfinger Wed 17-Jul-13 23:18:31

I do, a heavy duty one under a tri vest, the built in bras are useless for my cup size. Good luck, triathl

fatfinger Wed 17-Jul-13 23:19:37

Sorry, triathlons are brilliant in so many ways md I couldn't recommend them enough to anyone!

BistoBear Wed 17-Jul-13 23:21:53

I just wear a tri suit, £8 from Aldi, it gives me enough support for running.

thenightsky Wed 17-Jul-13 23:22:44

Wear bra through all of it.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Wed 17-Jul-13 23:23:02

DD, she's 23, doesn't but she's tiny (7st and 5ft 1 tall), I have seen other female triathletes that do. She does no socks too, she has her cycling shoes clipped to her bike and does T1 barefoot. She tips a pile of talc onto her tranisition towel and uses vaseline on her feet to protect against blisters in T2.

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