I'm doing my first IM next week and had a question about shorts for the race. I have a friend who has done 3 IMs and for the first 2 she wore tri shorts. She said that it was extremely uncomfortable and decided to wear bike shorts for the ride for her last one. She wore a bathing suit bottom under her wetsuit, changed into bike shorts in T1 and then into tri shorts in T2. I planned on doing the same thing but have been speaking to other friends and they say its not so bad to wear tri shorts on the bike. I've done it for a HIM which was fine but I get numbness with bike shorts on a long ride, I imagine it would be much worse in tri shorts.
I guess the reason I would want to wear tri shorts is because a) time in T1 and T2 and b) peeing in bike shorts seems like it would be much more absorbent than tri shorts (I'm imagining it might feel like having a diaper on!)
Anyway, I'd love to hear other people's experience with this.
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