I think the rotting tube of KY Jelly I bought in desperation five years ago has made a run for it. Desperation for something to lubricate the neck area of my wetsuit that is, I’m still embarrassed in case I see the same pharmacy assistant again.
What do you use?
And can I use the bum cream (saddle chafing stuff) I spent £££s on but never used last winter?
A few years back I did the Dart 10k swim and I hadn’t put any on. When I finished, my neck felt sore and when I touched it the skin was sticky I’d rubbed it so much. It took about 2 weeks for it to scab over and heal. Blurry pic from 2 days after the swim
Mine was burning last week, only swam for 40 mins or so. But luckily it hadn’t broken the skin, just rubbed it sore, but was healed within a day or two. Was a timely reminder for me to vas it up next time (if there is a next time, can’t seem to fit a swim in at the mo!)
I used vaseline for years with no detriment to the suit - but switched to bodyglide this year; just so my hands aren’t covered in vaseline and it ending up everywhere.
Also used the bodyglide to stop a bit of chaffing on the runs and its been largely successful.
The Zone 3 is just as bad.
Had it three months and it’s already coming apart in places.
It also felt “loose” around the neck last night and I could feel water sloshing around the shoulder area.
First time that’s happened…
…although I tried a “no warm” up start for the first time.
Straight in and swimming immediately, just like race day.
Although I poured 2l of water throughout the suit before getting in (you know, for a 19p “table water” bottle)