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then I must be built for comfort. lol

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Thanks Sharon. I will have to remember that -- built for speed. LOL!


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6/21/08 1:58 P

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I am LMAO at the image of Gail's dangerous bosom!

I am fine with the built in sports bra as I am "built for speed" as my BF likes to say (ie, flat chested). However, to add insult to injury, what little I have is starting to sag, probably from all the unsupported running! :)

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my biking shorts came with the instruction to wear them without underwear. I do so and have no problem with it.

For the most part I run with either running tights, capri or shorts...all tight bottoms and for the most part do so without underwear. I find I do sweat a lot and when I wear my underwear the extra fabric just hold on to extra water.

I don't like running with a pad or panty liner because on most runs it's all bunched up in a spot where it shouldn't be and is no longer offering any protection.

I just can't run in a tank top with only the built in bra...it's like running naked to me. I just have way to much bounce - it's almost dangerous.

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6/20/08 3:58 P

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I read, I think in Runners World, wearing a tampon while running helps with bladder control issues!!! Since I have a really small bladder adn constantly need to pee, I tried it for on 2nd 5K and it worked like a charm!!!

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6/20/08 11:54 A

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Yes Carolyn, it definitely will! So keep running and biking!

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That's true. Once your body adjusts to a strenous physical activity, your flow will lessen. When I was in high school and was lifting weights and running track, they stopped almost completely.

Now that I am entering that more mature part of my life, I was wondering if all this running, biking, and swimming will help with the upcoming effects of menopause. A heard about a recent study that says it does.

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6/20/08 9:17 A

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Interesting... the more I run, the lighter my flow is in general.... In fact, I can usually skip a pad or a tampon if I'm going running.

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I had a similar experience when I started running. I would sometimes spot. I talked to my doctor as well as fellow female runners and was told that it probably was due to my being a new runner. My doctor sent me in for an ultrasound to make sure that nothing else was going on, and when everything came back normal, I chalked it up to my body just neededing to get used to the pounding motion of running. I no longer have that problem.

I will also mention that when I first started running and would finish a hard or long run I could not get to a bathroom fast enough. Kegel exercises and time helped with that. It was all just a matter of building up muscles that I didn't think I even needed for running.

If your problem continues, you may want to consider talking to your ob-gyn.

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6/19/08 11:12 P

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I wanted to asked this but thought it was too personal but since we are on the topic, I might as well ask.
A few of you said you wear a pad because you sweat a lot during running. I am sure I am sweating but don't notice it too much while I am running. However, if I am on my period, I flow heavier and if I am not, I ovulate more. I wear a pad/panty liner for a that reason. Is that due to the running? It only happens when I run.

Sorry, TMI I know.

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6/19/08 10:57 P

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I get my sports bras at Sam's Club - 2 in a pack for just under $20. I am not big chested at all - I think my actual size is a 36 Long.

As for underwear, I do wear them under my running shorts/skorts - I wear Hanes cotton low rise. I got a free sample of them about 6 months ago and love, love them. They are cheap and hold up well. I also wear a pad because of the sweat and I have a little stress incontinence at times.
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6/19/08 2:29 P

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My sports bra is an Enell but on the Title Nine website it is called LAst Resort Bra. It is not underwire but it really, really, REALLY, sucks you in. Whatever size you are, get one size smaller otherwise it just fits like a good bra. My running store carries them and I got to try it on.

I have to admit, the first time I wore it, I felt like I couldn't breathe (I was playing soccer). The trick was to take a few deep breaths and regulate my breathing. Once I regulated my breathing, I was fine.

Warning: it pushes your bust together and up and it feels like they are just all in your face.:)

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-stay consistent in my workouts
-strengthen my recently broken ankle

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-cosistent training after healing from a stress fracture in my foot
-completed a 10 miler, 10K and a half marathon
-sorry my year ended in Maym 2 weeks after my half marathon when I crash on my bike shattering my ankle. I had surgery and ortho put in 8 screws and a plate.



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6/19/08 12:23 P

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I'll admit... I used to think anyone who would dare wear clothing (other than swimsuits) without underwear was insane. I recently started running and biking without them, though, and would never dream of going back. I've learned that the padding in bike shorts was put where it is for a reason, and wearing underwear just messes it all up.

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6/19/08 11:49 A

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I'm a DDD myself. How does the Enell feel? Is it wired? That's what I'm tring to avoid.

What about the last resort? Is it wireless? Shock absorber is good too, but it's getting harder to find (it's a European wireless no bounce bra). Thanks for the advise. Juana

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MBSHAZZER's Photo MBSHAZZER Posts: 18,423
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"The Last Resort" - LOL! Way to make the well-endowed feel confident, Title 9!

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6/19/08 10:57 A

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I am very large. I'm now a 38/40 DDD. I use two options:

1. regular Bali underwire bra with a sports bra over it.

2. Enell bra. Their bras are made for sports. You can buy them in a running store or online at www.titlenine.com. Title 9 doesn't use the brand name, they use funky names. My Enell bra is called "The Last Resort Bra".


Option 1 is my favorite. It works very well for me it's what I use most of the times even in my 5k race.

Lovey

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-stay consistent in my workouts
-strengthen my recently broken ankle

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-cosistent training after healing from a stress fracture in my foot
-completed a 10 miler, 10K and a half marathon
-sorry my year ended in Maym 2 weeks after my half marathon when I crash on my bike shattering my ankle. I had surgery and ortho put in 8 screws and a plate.



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6/19/08 10:17 A

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Re: Bras. I have a hard time getting fitted. But if you are looking for a bra for a full figure, I just got turned on to the Moving Comfort Fiona. It's a "compression" style bra. I was able to use a "cup" smaller than I normally wear (I wear a hard to fit size). So far it's worked for short distances - very comfortable. I'm going to try a 14 miler this weekend with it.

Besides, it comes in colors other than black, white or beige (pleasant surprise).

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thanks girls, so something micro fiber...I have never tried a panty liner that may work too...as to the bra thing again I suggest Champion and I will always wear 2 bras..regular bra and a top w/ built in..but it must of been a mom thing because that is where I got the underwear thing too, LOL...and when I was a kid I wore the underwear under the suit.... emoticon and that is funny on the inside out shirt I did that in my aerobic class I teach..I was late and had to hurry so I just threw my clothes and raced out the door, 10 minutes in class I look down and here is my shirt inside out...2FunE...Jody

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BARBLAM1 Posts: 499
6/19/08 9:47 A

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Duct tape is great stuff. Someone advised using it for blisters. I'm sure big or small busted, duct tape could do the trick!!! Inside OR outside!!!

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I used to wear underwear with cycling shorts, but was told you're supposed to go commando, so that's what I do. I actually find there is less friction without underwear, but I do use chamois butt'r for additional comfort. I will not ride without it now.

As far as running goes, I started going without underwear if the shorts have a built in panty. I find it to be much more comfortable in hot weather. However, I can't wear the shorts with the tight fitting liner - they just creep and that's no fun especially during a race.

Sorry can't help you with the bra question. I am on the smallish side and probably could get away with just some duct tape.

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Never had that problem. My friends wear 2 bras.

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MBShazzer, that is too funny! As someone who always seems to have some article of clothing inside out, I'm quite relieved to know I am not alone. Thanks for the laugh. juana

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JOCKEY brand makes a micro fiber brief in a high leg cut. I'm not sure of the exact style name or number, but I'm sure the major dept stores would carry them . I just moved to NC from NY 6 weeks ago and in NY I used to get them at a JOCKEY outlet store, but JOCKEY is such a major brand I'm sure I'll find them here. I love that they fit close, but do not feel tight around the legs at all. And even if I run or do whatever I never get any rubbing.

I can also never seem to find a top with a built in bra that accomdates a larger bust comfortably. I'm now a 34/36 C and the built in Bras don't seem to give enough support. I wear a size small top except for my bust. Anyone have any ideas or Brands on that front?

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Thanks for the laugh, Sharon!

Ok Barblam, what is your perfect underwear? I'm still looking for "the one".

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6/19/08 9:16 A

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That is SO funny!!!
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Sharon - too funny!

Like others here, I prefer micro fiber undies, even with my running skorts, and a panty liner because I sweat so much (TMI, I know, lol!).

Depending upon how hot an humid it is, I'll either go for a sports bra under a singlet, or a tank with a built-in bra. But, I also have to wear a back brace (scoliosis), so my layering can be a challenge and I might have a micro fiber layer under that to work around.

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I like the shorts with the built in undies. I have a few without, and I always feel like there is too much going on when I run when they are not all incorporated.

On a side note, I ran today in a tank top with a built in bra. I was about 2 miles into my run when I realized that I had it on inside out!

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When I was in my teens I hated underwear lines and used to wear even my jeans with no panties. Now it seems so nasty and I don't know how I didn't have all sorts of bladder infections. Now I HAVE TO HAVE MY UNDERWEAR!!! Not under a bathing suit (That was funny), but I have to have it and HATE when it doesn't fit perfectly. I love good underwear and good socks. Once you wear something that is well made and fits well, you can never go back!!!
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micro fibre boy shorts

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I always wear underwear with everything. When I was little, my mother couldn't get me out of my underwear to go swimming. I use to wear a thong, but now enjoy a little more coverage (it smooths things out). soma.com has some great "no show" panties.

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I don't do spin classes, but I HEAR YA about the running shorts. I never buy shorts with the built in lining as I also think its kind of yucky and prefer to wear something comfortable. I also like to wear a mini pad for a little extra moisture protection as sweat is sweat everywhere and find the under lining in running shorts is never a close enough fit. I have some real nice micro fiber underwear from JOCKEY that have high leg cut and fit really well, but finding running underwear was trial and error. GOOD LUCK!

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This morning I got ready and went to my spin class, I wear bike shorts, but I also wear underwear under my bike shorts, But that just seems uncomfortable, and really sweaty.. so my question is do you wear underwear under them , and any sugestions on good underwear? I also do this w/ the running shorts that have the built in underwear...I just feel more comfortable wearing the extra...it was just a thought as I was sweating profusely and mind as wandering asI pedaled...lol

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