What do you wear under your racing suit, I just got one and I am trying to decide what I should wear under it.
SC- so you bought an ugly suit, does that mean you got the parents convinced for a little trip to Steamboat???
Depending on the temp out and the wind, I wear at least a base layer- lately a Under Armour style cold top, a poly/fleece underwear -if it is cold then a long sleeve T or a many times a turtleneck, and then depending on the temp a sweatshirt or light fleece. Even with all these it still is many times hard to take multiple runs without having a coat run during the Tues. evening Nastar.
1. Under Armour/Hot Chilly base layer - top and bottom
2. Race Turtleneck top
3. Race Suit
Jacket/Vest over race suit, on top
If cold, race/training pants/shorts on bottom
shed/lose the jacket/vest and shorts/pants before first run, and have someone bring down to you if it's cold.
Hey, race suits are supposed to be fast and tight - they are not designed for much underneath, and are not designed to be warm
Remember, warm is not fast!
Silk is the warmest thing next to the body, a silk knit undershirt, then a t-neck, cotton/lycra tights, then your race suit.
Take an extra jacket down when you inspect (or with NASTAR, tied around your waist for your first run). Put the jacket at the finish.
Keep your other jacket on until just before you step into the start, usually after the racer before you takes off. Then you are only without a jacket for your race, and you have a warm jacket waiting for you at the finish.
Swing your arms and flex your knees while you are waiting to go, that warms your joints, and speeds up your muscle reflexes.
play hockey for great racing cross training
Thanks to all, I think I am going to get some under armor and give that a try. And yes Ron I have done a lot of convincing and my chances are looking good....hope to see you all there...
Good job SC!!!! Will definately have to track you down to cheer you on.
Too cool.... way cool 8)
I'll chip in my thoughts:
The race suit is not wind proof. I just got one myself and I put several layers of clothes underneath, including a tightly woven Bogner ski sweater. Nothing really helped. I would suggest that you wear something that stops the wind (thick silk shirt or so) and underneath something warm. Otherwise, regarldess how warm, if your clothes underneath allow wind to go through, you will freeze.
I like - Under Amor Heat gear, neoprene back brace, turtleneck and suit.
Oh and $25 socks. Yah - get the NICE ones.
I wear just basic patagonia base layer product but may try the DXL gear in the Ski racing development catalog- its high tech base layer with integrated padding. Looks like an ideal race base setup.
You can see it at www.skiracingdevelopment.com