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2013-02-24 4:15 PM
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Subject: RE: Socks or No Socks?
is there any one using swimming socks? and use it at entire race? I was thinking to try those at my next race.... any tips pls..


2013-02-24 4:17 PM
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Subject: RE: Socks or No Socks?
actually non of the Elite athletes do not wear socks while racing.
2013-02-24 8:42 PM
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No socks Oly or less. No socks in HIM bike but yes for run. Socks in bike and run for full length. Thats how I roll. No blisters or complaints yet.
2013-02-24 8:48 PM
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Major BC - 2013-02-24 8:42 PMNo socks Oly or less. No socks in HIM bike but yes for run. Socks in bike and run for full length. Thats how I roll. No blisters or complaints yet.
Same for me excepti only wear socks on the bike if it is under 60 degrees regardless of distance. Even for the 112 go an IM I go sock less till T2 unless its cold.
2013-02-24 10:35 PM
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Subject: RE: Socks or No Socks?
I never wear socks in spring and olympic distrance races.  I just put Gold Bond baby powder in my shoes and I've never had a blister.  When the difference between an age group placing can be less than 30 seconds, any time lost in transition is truly wasted.
2013-02-25 7:33 AM
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Subject: RE: Socks or No Socks?

I have tried a few races without socks...the couple seconds it saved me cost me hours later...not during the race but in my training after the race.  My feet were torn up.  From that point on I have always used socks on the run.

I do not wear socks during the bike at any distance, only if it is cold outside will I do that.  When I come into T2 I have my socks ready...previously put them on and then rolled them off...bascially I put my foot near it and just roll them on.  It takes about 3-5 seconds per foot.  I have practiced it to where I can do it while my foot is going into my shoe.  So far my fastest T2 by doing this is 35 seconds...



2013-02-25 9:26 AM
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Subject: RE: Socks or No Socks?
First you need the proper shoes to accomplish this more easily. There are several specific shoes to be worn sockless in Tris. For example, the Pearl Izumi Iso Transition. Very comfortable sockless. I put baby powder in them before race and go sockless on bike and run. For an upcoming HIM, I will likely take a few secs and put on socks, but I think I could go sockless there too if necessary. I use baby powder on my towel to dry feet (powder removes sand really well).
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