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12/21/10 11:09 A

I got a nice compression Under Armour 1/2 turtle neck shirt for when I run outside in the cold winter months.

Busted that guy out last night, love it. Super warm, breathable and my nips are in tip top shape. :)

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12/17/10 5:07 P

Thanks for all the advice. I'm going to be on the lookout for the compression shorts.

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12/16/10 10:33 A

you can get compression underwear almost anywear. Any sporting goods store will sell Under Armour. They will seem a bit expensive but they are worth every penny when you realize how much more comfortable your runs are. Target sells the Champion brand, they are cheaper but you'll notice a difference when your runs get longer or once it is very hot and humid in the summer. I'm sure Walmart also carries a similar product.

I use Body Glide on my nipples before long runs, that stuff works great as well and certainly can be applied anywere you experience chaffing.

Great job with the running, keep it up.

MALLEUSMIKE Posts: 1,006
12/16/10 8:39 A

I don't have the problem but I think compression shorts would be the ticket. I wear them in the winter. They definitely won't ride up and they do help to prevent muscle soreness due to enhanced circulation.

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12/16/10 6:24 A

@GARIHOOD - not sure, I would imagine you could get them anywhere, but the next time I run into him, I'll ask for details. I expect to see him next week.

KILTGUY Posts: 1,600
12/16/10 4:24 A

Personally, I wear running shorts that have a brief built in and don't experience that problem.

There is a product called GLIDE that you can apply to your body anywhere you experience chafing. It comes in a deodorant-like container. If you've seen the movie Juno, you've seen Jon Cera apply it before running. Or perhaps you could just apply some deodorant or vaseline.

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12/15/10 11:33 P

Ok. A running store would carry those? I don't know that I could walk out of WalMart with a pair.

Edited by: GARIHOOD at: 12/15/2010 (23:34)
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12/15/10 8:14 P

Hrm, I don't have this problem, but if I understand your description, a buddy of mine has something similar. He said compression shorts fixes this for him. The only problem I have on runs greater than 5 miles are chafed nipples. LOL ... but I found a solution to that too ... tape.

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12/15/10 11:22 A

Ok. This isn't a question for sensitive runners. But it is a question for runners with sensitive skin. It's also of a semi-sensitive nature regarding, umm, undergarments.

I've taken up the C25k program and am progressing fairly well. I've completed week 6, but noticed a recurring problem on the longer runs. I'm hoping that the runners here can provide a little advice on what type of undergarments to wear to prevent skin chafing on the inner thigh.

I've tried a couple different types of "shorts". Briefs and boxer-briefs.

The boxer-briefs are my normal attire, running or not. The problem I have with them is that the bottom "edge" (if I can call it that), slowly rides up the leg. Since it's not really elastic, it tightens on the upper thigh and starts to chafe. I got a nasty "rug burn" a few days ago from this that has already started to form a skin tag.

I've also tried briefs, and while there is nothing to "ride up", they do chafe, albeit in a higher location on the inner leg.

The only thing I haven't tried is true boxers, without any elastic or tight leg openings.

Have any of the experienced runners here had this problem, and what do you do to avoid it?

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