Gear to keep you as com­fort­able as pos­si­ble on the long road to the fin­ish line

Men's Fitness - - Need To Know -

Skin Strong Slather cream

£ 11 skin­ Slather the, er, Slather cream over ar­eas of skin that are likely to get chafed by your wet­suit, tri-suit and shoes and you’ll cre­ate a last­ing mois­ture bar­rier to re­duce the fric­tion that causes blis­ters and abra­sions. A must for a com­fort­able race.

Speedo LZR Racer Comp Sin­glets

Top £ 37.50 Shorts £ 40 wig­ An Iron­man is a long race, and un­for­tu­nately you’ll prob­a­bly need a poo at some point. With a two-piece tri suit, you can pull down the bot­toms in sec­onds rather than spend pre­cious min­utes try­ing to un­zip and wrig­gle your way out of a tight one-piece.

Ki­ne­sio tape

£9 ki­ne­sio­tap­ If you’ve picked up a mi­nor joint or mus­cle mis­align­ment in­jury in train­ing, ki­ne­sio tape can be used to take weight off the area and make it track prop­erly. In the­ory, this means you’ll start to re­cover with­out need­ing to stop train­ing.

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