A group for those training for Racine 70.3.
Location: Racine, WI
Latest Activity: Apr 21
Started by Stephen Sharpe. Last reply by Selena Johnson Apr 21.
I'm considering signing up for the 2013 version of this race and looked to this thread for some info. Sounds like most people like this race and the area a lot. Any good info that anyone can offer…Continue
Started by Jim Ristow. Last reply by Zack Welhouse Feb 4, 2012.
90 days away!
Depends on how much you will be using this wetsuit. I would say 90 to 95% of the people do use a wetsuit on race day for Racine but there are those brave and perhaps foolish enough that don't. Are you racing anywhere this year to help justify the cost of one? I had a wetsuit stripper rip my 5 year old wetsuit last year at the Augusta 70.3 and I needed a new one before IMFL. I simply searched sites like Trisports.com and found one that fit me for half the price. It was clearance time and I purchased a Zoot (sorry don't know the model #) but it was a $400 suit and I got it for $200. My other suggestion is ask the same question on the Louisville site. Bob and his large group of followers should be able to help.
Does anyone have any recomendations for wetsuits? I'm doing Racine as prep for IM Louisville at the end of August which is not wet suit legal. I'm more of a clydesdale sized guy although I'm hoping to be smaller by race day if that makes any difference in brand recomendations.
For me I would be less worry about the water temp and more worried about the 95+ degree, 110 degree heat index the past couple of years. Unless your name is Jeremy Angle and finish this baby under 4 hours.
This will be my third attempt at Racine having completed Beach2Battleshipl 70.3 and New Orleans 70.3 in 2011. Heat was the killer of my last 2 attempts at Racine. I will kill this race this year.
The fastest one I ever swam this event was when the water was 54F... So, yes, go for it if you can deal with some chill...in my opinion some head protection is more important than the sleeves :)
yeah me! Well, it will be great motivation to get out of the water.
I guess it all depends on your definition of cold water. We are swimming in Lake Michigan...so if we are lucky water temps will be in the mid 60s.
I personally will be wearing a full sleeves wetsuit. I am sure there is at least one person that will be wearing sleeveless...
sleevless suits ok for this event?
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