Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Oh please, No more spandex and speedos!!
How do overweight people find sizes for them? My triathlon shirt is an EXTRA LARGE and I am not a big guy!! When I tried on a large shirt I felt like a baboon trying to get into a bra that was 3 sizes too small. Seriously, I almost got stuck getting into and out of it. Now, that would have been comical at the race store! "Excuse me Miss, can you get a crowbar and get this shirt off me".
Now these outfits are suppose to be skin tight to help with aerodynamics and streamlining. I do not care how tight you make these outfits; if you do not have the body like a supermodel, a chiseled chest and/or you are not an elite athlete there is no streamlining you. It's like streamlining a big yellow bus. It just isn't going to happen.
My only relief is that everyone else around me looks like idiots also. Except for those perfect body types that I only see for about the first 5 seconds of the race and never see them again because they are so fast (and streamlined). I think they are the lucky ones. They are so fast that very few people actually get to see them in these ridiculous clothes.
The blog, Steve in a Speedo? Gross!, has taken this to a whole new level. He purposely went out and bought the brightest speedo possible to make a joke of it. This post can be found here, and here. This is a great blog and I encourage you to follow it if you are interested in triathlons. He has a weird sense of humor like me.
Posted by Kevin at 8/24/2010