I'm doing a sprint triathlon in June. This will be my first triathlon since I was about 12, doing kid's events. I'm 31 now. My question is what are the basics that I need. I don't mind spending the money, but knowing I'll be MOP at best, I don't want to look like a poser either. I know I'll probably want a wetsuit, though I've seen you can rent those some places on line. I've already got clip on bars for my road bike as my fiancÚ won't let me buy another bike before the wedding though I saw a really nice Felt on sale at the bike shop today.
Do I want a tri suit? Any other intangibles?
I'm really excited to get started and am 3 weeks into my 16 week training plan, though I have found another sprint in May that I may do as well, as I don't think the Sprint is going to be that tough and I won't need the full 16 week training period.