Okay, so I'm only sort-of a beginner. I did my first sprint triathlon last June and really loved it although I didn't do much in the way of training. This summer, I'd like to actually train and do an olympic-length triathlon in November.
Last June the water was reasonably warm, but the triathlon I'd like to do in November is in the San Francisco Bay (and quite chilly - 60-62F). I'd like to buy a wetsuit to start but have no idea what I should be looking at in terms of thickness, etc. Any advice or any place I might be able to find reviews?
I now have a road bike which I bought used after riding my mountain bike in the previous triathlon. Should I be looking at aero bars or are they overrated for the lower distance events?
Finally, should I be looking at some kind of triathlon suit? Last time I didn't even know there were specific triathlon suits until I saw people wearing them. I wore completely inappropriate clothes - for some reason I thought it would be cold and wore long sleeves which killed me.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm starting to pull together an initial training schedule just to get me into shape for now, but will probably start doing events in June at the latest (just sprints to start). If you have any advice for people who can't run whatsoever, that would also be helpful