What do I wear?

Most people wear a tri suit, basically a Speedo with a pad in the crotch for cycling. Some people wear cycling shorts and usually a singlete. There are many varieties, but I prefer ones that cover the shoulders and that have a pocket on the back for gels. Some people like to wear regular Speedo type suits and slip cycling shorts over the bathing suit for the bike. This provides maximum comfort, but it can slow you down in the transition area. Try to stay away from cotton; it doesn't breathe.

Whatever you choose to wear, make sure that you have trained in the clothing you will use for the race. I will wear a new tri suit under a pair of thin running shorts while training; I tend to feel extremely self-conscious wearing a Speedo anywhere except at a race or at a swim workout.