I wear CX-W compressions. I have long and short ones. They never slip. DW wears the same. They give extra support, especially on Halfs and longer distances. You can easily wear them underneath light shorts or not. As a male, I also wear compression undies!
They are wicking. stay dry, and are quite secure! DW & I did a lot of research as comfort rocks on the courses!
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You need to get running gear. For anything that isn't a short, I like compression (tights or capri) and for shorts they MUST have a built in brief. The brief will provide 2 benefits 1) moisture wicking (and general cooling "down there") and 2) it will keep them from moving up and down!
You can find less expensive pairs at Target, JC Penney, Old Navy, etc. I of course have favorites and less favorites...and they often change too, depending on the training I'm doing. I think my favorite is a pair of Nike right now. I suggested to a friend to get just one pair of running shorts that are a really good fit, save those for the long runs and tough out the other shorts through the week until you build up a running wardrobe. You might even be able to find a really nice pair on sale at TJ Maxx or your local running store! They might be a wierd color...but who cares!
For chafing, invest in some UltraGlide. Its worth it!
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Figure I'd chime in in case any of the guys had a similar question. Who knows, this may help as well...
I wear 2x shorts, and generally can't find anything at normal running shops, HOWEVER I do understand the "chub rub" and securing your shorts in place. I can find pretty much everything I need at Walmart.
Starter has some sports underwear that aren't necessarily compression, but they are pretty tight-fitting. I find they feel very comfortable, wick away the sweat, and virtually eliminates rubbing, or at least eliminates skin-on-skin rubbing to the point that I don't notice it.
I wear their reversible shorts, also from Starter I think, the ones with the drawstring. Given my ample belly, I can usually fasten the waistband tight enough so it doesn't move and is comfortable. Worn over the performance underwear above, these shorts tend not to ride up and are quite comfortable.
Not sure if that gives you ladies any ideas, but if not, maybe it'll help one of the guys.
This is the exact reason I took myself to the local running store and found myself some new running capris. I have had mine for more than a year now and they are "compression" capris. The cost was $60 but well worth it in my opinion. The brand is Moving Comfort! I love them! They don't move around or fall down when I run so I can focus on what I am doing, rather what my pants are doing.
Right now I get all of my workout gear from Target since they are reasonable priced for me. For my running days I have a pair of fitted capris that I wear. They are comfortable and don't go anywhere. I have worn them in two races so far.
I like Under Armour (I go to the local outlet so I can get more for less $$) and Skirt Sports running skirts. I recently ran in a pair of yoga type pants and they kept sliding down, really had me annoyed by the end of the run !
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This might not work for everybody, but I found myself using these for most of my runs: http://www.altrec.com/carve-designs/wome ns-quest-capri They are a bit heavy-weight, which is a problem if you live someplace warm, and they have NO pockets. BUT they have: - smooth construction (not cotton) and they don't rub onto itself and allow me to move freely, I have massive thighs and "chub rub" is definitely a problem - I prefer capris, because shorts tend to hike up my thighs - they not only have waistband (something I find necessary for running pants, yoga pants just slide right off me while running), but it's elastic, so you can put in on while tied, I love that feature - they have a good construction with gusset, so they fit around your body nicely - they are definitely expensive, but I was able to find the grey ones for twenty something on sale, there might be more of those floating around I would love to hear about other options, but I did not like any other ones I tries so far
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Yeah, actual running pants/shorts/capris are a whole other world of staying in place. Non-running gear just isn't built for running, plain and simple. Check them out at your local running store if you can. A nice wide, well-shaped waistband will definitely help. I'll bet you'll be MUCH happier with them. (Not that I have the same problem you do, lol!)
My bottoms do not like me when I'm running. They all seem to either slide down so I am constantly having to pull them up, OR they hike up my waistline. I do have more of a boyish figure, meaning I'm straight up and down without much for hips, and I know that doesn't help. And I did by an armband for my ipod to help with the falling down issue, but it didn't completely get rid of the issue. So, I'm wondering if anyone could suggest some good bottoms that stay in place as you run? I usually buy general athletic bottoms and not actual running apparel... maybe that's something I need to look into?
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