Swimming (62) 48:15  1.83 km (26:22 / km)
8 sets of 10 with new suit...
612 r9 608 r12 603 r22 556 r15 550 r18 608 r15 600 r13 558
The swimsuit saga (rated B for Boring)...when I decided to start swimming in December, I went to the local swim shop and tried on a training suit, size 18. I felt like there was just too much of me popping out of the top to be decent, and I didn't like the high cut leg openings. I opted for something I had at home -tri shorts and tank top. The pants are a bit baggy when wet causing them to have a bit of an air pocket at times, and the top is loose enough that I also wear a sports bra to stay contained and to prevent chaffing. Additionally, it has gel pockets and a zipper pocket which I don't think I need while lap swimming.
Next, I ordered a unitard online, but it was cut in a way which caused chaffing to my neck and underarm, and it had a shelf bra, which caused additional chaffing there. It also felt like a ton of material since it is fully lined, front and back.
The tri suit is wearing out quickly with all of the chlorine, so I was on the hunt still for a replacement. I ordered two more suits, which arrived on Saturday. These have more conservative leg openings, one with a modesty panel also have shelf bras, and I learned my lesson there. Return pending.
Today, back to the swim store and tried on the same suit I tried on in December since I need something snugger which isn't going to cause chaffing. Well, I have toned up enough at the top, that I felt comfortable that it was going to hold me this time around. For the leg opening issue, I bought some jammers, and I wore the suit over the jammers. I think it worked pretty well, though my spare tire is now accentuated in a way that it wasn't in the tri suit. Really have to work on the core! Well and the 199 which = too much pizza on Saturday and not eating well on Sunday either.