To wear, or not to wear socks, that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the feet to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous blisters,
Or to take arms against a sea of bubbles
And by opposing end them. To bike—to run,
To chafe no more; and by a sock to say we end
The foot-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That our heels are heir to: ’tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish’d. To bike, to run;
To Tri, perchance transition—ay, there’s the rub:
For is a slow T1 best for the race to come?
Ah, Triathlete Hamlet – one of my favorite plays. Personally, I like wearing socks when I bike or “run,” but it seems like socks could add a lot of time to transitions though potentially save time later in the race by adding comfort. So I’m curious, what do you do? What would Triathlete Hamlet do??? Feel free to elaborate in the comment section.