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Wednesday, August 18, 2004
I remember when I was first training for my first triathlon last year, my friend Stephanie asked "So are you going to shave your legs?". First of all, at the time, I wasn't even sure if I was going to do more than that one triathlon. So was I really going to shave my legs for a single race? I don't think so. "But you'll swim faster." True, but then again, a Speedo would help too, and at the time that wasn't going to be happening either. Not surprisingly, the whole conversation generated quite a lot of laughter on her part. Now I wear a wetsuit, so shaving my legs wouldn't speed up my swim any since they are covered.
So now a year later, I'm reading a book by John Mora called Triathlon 101. It's a good book for novice triathletes, or people who are considering getting into the sport. I'll admit that I may be at the edge of "novice" now, but I still find some of the nuggets useful, and I'm not done with the book yet. In the bike training chapter, there is a small section called "Why Do Male Triathletes Shave Their Legs?":
Of course those are all excellent reasons, and an incredibly well thought out argument for leg shaving. So now I will provide my far less thought out, and maybe silly reasons for not shaving my legs:
So, just for the record, I will be keeping my hairy legs. Also for the record, I do wear a Speedo under my wetsuit, but I feel like I'm smuggling fruit while I'm wearing it.
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