Two weeks back I was wondering what to wear as part of last ditch efforts to cut time.
Streamline kit was the theory. Surely there are seconds to save if I’m more aerodynamic and don’t have lose clothes flapping about?
Well, while I still think there’s something in the theory, I just couldn’t bring myself to spend £60+ on tri specific kit. Tight arsed? perhaps. But as the previous post reprises, the point of all this was partly about the budget.
With budget plan and make do and mend in mind, I hatched a plan and picked up the final part of my race kit yesterday from the tailors.
Here then in comparison to a regular versions, is my MacMillan tri top!
It cost £10 to have the t-shirt taken in so it fits snugly around my torso, bringing the end cost of my ‘tru suit’ to £10 (the shorts I’ll wear are the cycling pair that housemates Andy and Lara gave me for birthday last year).
In a further twist of budgeting fate, the trainers I’ll be wearing on Sunday are the £18 pair of Goal’s that I bought at Sports World last weekend, after my relationship with a £100 pair of EVO’s simply never took off.
So there we go, £28 for my complete, aero, tight arse, and torso, competition running kit. Comfy.