Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Is this how it's supposed to fit?

I got my wetsuit today! I don't really want to show what it looks like ON - it's not a pretty sight. But here it is NOT on (the thing in my hand is the "BodyGlide" that one uses to grease it on):

On the other hand, I'm not sure if it really fits - according to the company's size charts I needed a size 16 (at least) for my bottom half, but a 12 or 14 would work for my top half. It seems a little long and a little loose to me - can any of you experts tell by the way it looks? It went on and off too easy - I didn't need any body glide. But man was it HOT - I can't imagine wearing that on a day like this!

In my training update: swam 1/2 mile Monday (in about a half-hour, roughly.) Biked yesterday - not far, but SERIOUS hills. Ran on the track (outdoor, 1/4 mile I think) today, did some slow laps, some fast (for me) laps, some walking laps, and some all-out sprints for about 1/4 of the way around. It seemed like a good idea - the workout was a total of about 40 minutes.


RUTH said...

I've got a feeling it should have been more difficult to get into...maybe you're just a natural expert.
As far as size is concerned I have the problem buying ordinary clothes..need a bigger size bottom than top...hence why I don't wear dresses!

LBTEPA said...

It's hard to tell, but it does look a bit big...
You can also spray your calves with cooking spray to get it on, and especially OFF more easily - sounds stupid but it does work.

KrissyGo! said...

Hmmm...I have the same small-on-top-big-on-bottom proportion issues. As exciting as it is to get new _does_ look a little big at the bottom. You could probably stand to go down a size (which is ALWAYS exciting).

If you are going to be in relatively warm water, you might look into the QR quickjohn -- I'm kinda short, so it accommodates my hips without reminding me that my legs should be about 8 inches longer to make it all "work." :P

But it sounds like your training is a-ok. Keep up the good work!