"Do I want to be fast or slow?"
With that being said, wearing socks doesn't mean you are slow!
There are loads of advantages to both wearing and not wearing socks.
Ultimately, to run your fastest you need to be comfortable, no matter the race distance.
Are socks right for you? Make the choice that will enable you to run your best race.
And of course, always practice the way you plan to race!
Here's a quick tip we've discovered to help you run faster.
Be the kite
Imagine you have a string tied to the very top of your head and another tied to your waist and someone is pulling the forward triangle point directly parallel with the road.
Keeping equal tension on both the "head string" and the "waist string" will pull your entire upper body forward, giving you the actual lean you want!
Do you need a tri bike?
The simple answer is no, you don't need a tri bike! But a tri bike can be a benefit.
You want to be as aerodynamic as possible.
Don't kid yourself into thinking a tri bike is the magic fix to running better off the bike.
When riding with others and drafting definitely stick with the road bike, for both your safety and the safety of those around you.