Speedo Hydrospex Classic The Speedo Hydrospex is your basic swim goggle. They don’t have many of the more advanced features of many triathlon or open water specific goggles, they they are a good simple pair of goggles that could be used for training. At this price point you can buy a couple pairs to use as backups too.
- 1 Do you wear goggles for a triathlon?
- 2 What should I wear to my first triathlon?
- 3 Are triathlon goggles different?
- 4 Can a beginner do a triathlon?
- 5 Are Roka goggles worth it?
- 6 Should I wear contacts for triathlon?
- 7 Do triathletes Pee on the bike?
- 8 Do you wear a bra under a tri suit?
- 9 Do you need a tri suit for first triathlon?
- 10 Are Swans goggles good?
- 11 Are Michael Phelps goggles good?
- 12 Can you use open water goggles in the pool?
- 13 How long is a beginner triathlon?
- 14 What is the distance for a first triathlon?
Do you wear goggles for a triathlon?
For swimmers and triathletes who compete out in open water, a lot of attention and focus in placed on gear (especially you triathletes!). While goggles can seem like a basic piece of swim gear (also doubling as probably the cheapest part of your race and training kit), they can make or break your swim.
What should I wear to my first triathlon?
Your First Triathlon Typically, a first-time triathlete will wear a swimsuit for the swim with a sports bra or supportive swimsuit top underneath, and then pull cycling shorts on during T1 (first transition).
Are triathlon goggles different?
There isn’t a triathlon-specific goggle out there, but there’s certainly room for a goggle that can cope with the chaos of the start and the desire for speed during transition.
Can a beginner do a triathlon?
Getting started in triathlon can be overwhelming, but we’re here to help. As a triathlon beginner, we recommend starting with a sprint triathlon (generally a 500-meter swim, a 20K bike, and a 5K run), but if you’re interested in longer distances you can learn more about what those entail here.
Are Roka goggles worth it?
They have a business standards rating of 7.5, which is considered good. Overall, customers are happy with their Roka eyewear purchases and feel the high price tag is worth it. Many people rave about the fit, reporting that the glasses stay put even with sweat, movement, or head shakes.
Should I wear contacts for triathlon?
Opticians advise against wearing anything other than daily disposable contact lenses (which cost about £30 a month) when taking part in triathlons as they’re not worn for long periods of time and therefore decrease the risk of infection. If you wear daily contact lenses, throw them away after the race.
Do triathletes Pee on the bike?
On to the matter at hand – yes, some triathletes do, in fact, pee on their bikes. If it’s not obvious, triathletes pee while riding their bike so they don’t have to stop – saving precious time for competitive races.
Do you wear a bra under a tri suit?
You should not wear underwear (except a sports bra) under your trisuit in a race. Additionally, your underwear could retain water and counteract the quick drying properties of your suit.
Do you need a tri suit for first triathlon?
In a triathlon you want to wear what is called a triathlon suit or a triathlon kit (a top/bottom combo) designed to be worn in the swim, the bike, and finally the run. In other words, you do not take it off! With the exception of the wetsuit (if needed), you need not put on any other piece of clothing.
Are Swans goggles good?
They are high quality and extremely comfortable with good vision underwater. When you find a goggle that works for all (swim train, race and diving) you are a lucky person. With Swan’s I have found that goggle and have been a user for +5 years.
Are Michael Phelps goggles good?
With a deal that lasts until 2020, Phelps has created an MP brand of swimming gear, which includes snorkels, hand paddles for swimmers, and you guessed it, goggles. The XCEED goggles are the best goggles that I have ever worn – they are super comfortable and the vision is insane.
Can you use open water goggles in the pool?
The most expensive lens option, they are able to handle any conditions – from night swimming to full summer sun. Open water goggles are usually larger than pool goggles, although some swimmers prefer a small eye socket. Larger and curved lenses give greater all-round visibility.
How long is a beginner triathlon?
Most beginner athletes start with a Sprint distance race for their first triathlon. While the distance of Sprint triathlons can vary from race to race, the standard length of each leg is a 0.5 miles (750m) swim, 12.4 miles (20km) bike, and 3.1 miles (5km) run.
What is the distance for a first triathlon?
Perfectly suited for beginners looking to complete their first triathlon, the super sprint distance is the shortest triathlon at most venues. It usually consists of a 500-meter (0.3-mile) swim, a 10K (6.2-mile) bike and a 2.5K (1.6-mile) run.