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#1 Cranky

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 10:18 AM

Anyone done it?

Wanting to wear them for the Hell of the West but trying to put them all in a hurry in when you're wet and sticky is quite difficult.... and time consuming. I figured if I could swim in them without them affecting my time that would be the best option.

Thoughts?

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:35 AM

Try them in the pool
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Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:37 AM

I have swum in them (I used to use them when I had a sleeveless suit). They seem ok, but I am not a fast swimmer so I would not notice.


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 12:41 PM

What are they? I googled them and got a picture of a chicken restaurant in Arkansas.


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 12:46 PM

Anyone done it?

Wanting to wear them for the Hell of the West but trying to put them all in a hurry in when you're wet and sticky is quite difficult.... and time consuming. I figured if I could swim in them without them affecting my time that would be the best option.

Thoughts?

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Ride & run faster & you won't need them Cranky. You should be finished before 10am. :)



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:09 PM

Try them in the pool

I'll look like a dick! .... (plus the chlorine will probably kill them)

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:10 PM

Ride & run faster & you won't need them Cranky. You should be finished before 10am. :)

Won't it be bloody hot? I'm using them for air con, not sun.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:11 PM

What are they? I googled them and got a picture of a chicken restaurant in Arkansas.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:15 PM

What bike are you riding?

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:16 PM

Won't it be bloody hot? I'm using them for air con, not sun.

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Probably only 30 degrees at 10am. Certainly no hotter than Kona. Are you out running now to acclimatize?

 

 

I'll look like a dick! .... (plus the chlorine will probably kill them)

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Try them at the dam at 4:30 Saturday. I'll be the only one there, and I promise not to laugh.

 

 

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:36 PM

What bike are you riding?

Liv

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:38 PM



Probably only 30 degrees at 10am. Certainly no hotter than Kona. Are you out running now to acclimatize?
 
 
Try them at the dam at 4:30 Saturday. I'll be the only one there, and I promise not to laugh.
 
 
Much. :)


No. I can't run atm. Olivia is trying to sabotage my training. She hurry my foot. Giving it a week off.

4:30am - I can do.
4:30pm - I can't



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:40 PM

No. I can't run atm. Olivia is trying to sabotage my training. She hurry my foot. Giving it a week off.

4:30am - I can do.
4:30pm - I can't



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4:30pm there'll be 2,000 people there if the weather forecast is correct.

 

Of course I meant 4:30am. :)

 

ps: the Open Water crew took off at 3:15am last weekend.



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:45 PM

4:30pm there'll be 2,000 people there if the weather forecast is correct.
 
Of course I meant 4:30am. :)
 
ps: the Open Water crew took off at 3:15am last weekend.

I know. They are crazy. I do pool training with them.

See you there then.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:46 PM

How long we swimming

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:50 PM

I'm planning 2 x 3.3km loops.

 

I could be persuaded to do different if you wish. 



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:54 PM

I've used the full version and it's a skin saver. The wings I find get twisted up in the wetsuit.

De Soto stuff rocks as well. So much better than anything else on the market.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:34 PM

I know. They are crazy. I do pool training with them.

See you there then.

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You at grimsey's cranky?

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 04:30 AM

You at grimsey's cranky?


Yes

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 04:54 AM

I'm planning 2 x 3.3km loops.
 
I could be persuaded to do different if you wish. 

That's OK with me. What pace you swimming. I hope I'll keep up. I'm about a 1:45-1:50/100m

You at grimsey's cranky?

Yes.

Yes

What she said

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 05:38 AM

That's OK with me. What pace you swimming. I hope I'll keep up. I'm about a 1:45-1:50/100m


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Sit my feet. You'll be right.

I'm doing a hard session tomorrow morning, so Saturday will be a steady swim. Maybe a little fartlek on the way back on the last lap.


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Posted 14 January 2017 - 04:20 AM

Here goes. ....

If I'm not bank in a couple of hours Ex got me lost!

Send me strong arm vibes so o can make the distance! !

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 06:43 AM

Ok the verdict is in. They are fine to swim in. I put them on under my tri suit to keep them in place better. They were a little hot though. I also felt a bit easier on the second lap when I wasn't wearing them but didn't really notice that it was difficult on the 1st... If that makes sense.

So with that I think I will wear them for the hell of the west as I will only be in the water for about 40 minutes and they will do a great job at keeping me cool on the bike and run.

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 10:34 AM

Doing another long one out there Sunday if you're looking to build up for a channel swim Cranky. Thinking of adding a 3rd lap this time, so you could duck out for a run while I'm doing the last lap.

 

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