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7/19/11 10:19 A

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Yeah thanks Gwen I have been looking at some for future use. Right now I don't need the chamois because I'm riding a MTB with a gel seat. But after my bike is repaired and I ride further than 12 miles I will probably need that.

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7/19/11 9:59 A

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@lisainms...since you're going to be doing a triatholon.. you really want to check out the tri shorts i posted further down... you can swim/bike/run in them.. they also make a 1 piece tri suit i highly recommend for race days. :)

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7/19/11 8:51 A

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It's their own brand RRS. I thought they are 7", they are actually 6" according to the info.
www.roadrunnersports.com/rrs/product
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RRS runs sales all the time on their products so if you wait a week you could get them for less. I think I paid $29. Also, get the VIP membership for $1.99 it gets you free shipping on all orders and discounts on everything.

I also have a pair of 5" BCG compression shorts from Academy. They ride up so they don't get my stamp of approval. I am very particular about my running apparel! Function and fit are it.

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do you know the exact name?

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7/18/11 10:48 P

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I have 2 pairs of 7" compression shorts from roadrunnersports.com (their brand). Love them. Not too tight to cause rolls and they don't ride up at all. They wick very well, too.

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7/18/11 1:18 P

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never thought of checking out JC penney.

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7/18/11 2:00 A

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I bought a tight fitting one up to the mid calf kind at JCPenney. It's an Exersion? brand I think. I like it.

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6/23/11 12:05 P

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lol..@Caynw...the one thing i like about Target dressing rooms is they have 2 mirrors..one so you can see your front and one so you can see your backside..lol.. I will try running in them :)

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6/22/11 3:41 P

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LadyGwen, Target carries C9 by Champion, and I have a couple of their running skirts. I do love them, but the inseam is a little on the short side, and for me, BodyGlide is a MUST when I wear them. I reserve them for my shorter runs, and use the longer shorts or skirts for my LSDs on the weekends. Found this out the hard way during a 10 mile weekend run when it was too late for BodyGlide! I also find myself hitching them down after running uphill, but I'm not very ladylike when I'm running anyway...
They're a great deal, super cute, but try them on and (don't laugh) run in the dressing room for a minute to see how they'll work out for you! Good luck!

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6/22/11 9:08 A

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thanks Stela! i"m gonna check out Target as well :)

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6/22/11 12:32 A

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Alright, gotta check out those stores. Thank you so much.

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6/21/11 3:43 P

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I bought a Reebox skirt with built in compression shorts at TJMaxx for $16. They also had New Balance I think for around the same price. I actually buy most of my running gear either at TJMaxx or Marshalls. Found a Nike bra that I bought at a running store for $50 at Marshall's for $15. I've bought a few capri compression pants at Marshalls too for under $20 - have two Adidas and one New Balance that I love.

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6/21/11 2:44 P

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I love my running skirts. I mentioned before I wear them over my compression shorts to cover my jiggle! they are light and even though I'm wearing 2 layers I don't feel like I'm weighed down by them.

I got one pair from TJ Maxx or Marshalls (can't remember which one) for dirt cheap. I also saw some at Target last week. If you have any outlet malls by you, check to see if they have any sportswear stores. The one by me had New Balance, Under Armour, Addias and Nike stores and all 4 had reasonably priced skirts. I never noticed them until I started looking.

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6/21/11 1:10 P

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ok just wanted to throw this out there since alot of you are looking for compression shorts... my 100% FAV SHORTS are my triatholon shorts.. they are lightly padded in the crotch because they are meant to go back and forth from running and biking.. but they are hands down the BEST i have ever worn compression wise.. I've even swam in these... here's a link:
www.amazon.com/Pearl-iZUMi-Womens-Tr
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Oh and always order at LEAST 1 size larger. :)

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6/21/11 10:40 A

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Wonderwoman, I can also attest to the awesomeness of the Athleta CYA skirt. I have 2, got 'em both on clearance, and they're just great to throw on over capris or bike shorts. They have a little pocket inside the waist in the back, they're a great length, and they're also great over a swimsuit (yay, multi-taskers!). SchoolNurse, they do not bunch, so if you want a little modesty over something snug, I'd totally recommend these.

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6/21/11 10:10 A

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All I know is my knee length running tights are giving me a funky tan line!! emoticon


I don't like anything 'baggy,' can't stand the swish or the feeling like the are bunching up between my legs. Think I am going to shop for some compression shorts!

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Like I said, I have the CWX stabilyx that ARE tight. I pulled the drawstring out right away - there's no way those things are gonna fall off me. :) I also have a pair of lighter Under Armour compression tights - sounds similar to what you are describing with your RR version. I guess it's all a matter of personal preference and needs. I did buy a less expensive skirt w/o any undergarment for just that purpose - I use it only over tights and didn't want a bunch of layers bulking me up. Here's the link: http://athleta.gap.com/browse/product.do?c
id=46842&vid=1&pid=819403 Yes, it may be a bit expensive for what it is, but it IS exactly what I was looking for. You can usually search online for % off and maybe free shipping to reduce the cost. I don't normally write product reviews, but did for this one - mine is dated 5/6/11 "arunner - Michigan." Good luck with your purchases. I feel your pain.

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personally i don't like running skirt... they just make me feel silly looking... ibut that's just me. :)

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I got something like a compression pants from roadrunnersports.com for around the 30's and too expensive but it looks fitted of course but not very tight. It also has drawstrings for comfort it says. Not sure what to do. I thought it was supposed to "feel" really tight around the legs to keep the muscles together or something. Now I need a running skirt to got with it. Not sure if I feel comfortable.
Can I use a swimming skirt? Does anyone use a running skirt or a swimming skirt without the underwear part of course :)

What really is the difference besides the price. It's so expensive to buy running skirts. The cheapest I've seen online was an Asics for about 32 or so. Craaaazzzy!

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I often wear the CWX stabilyx full-length compression tights for my longer runs. I don't necessarily wear them for the "recovery" aspect, but more for support during the runs. I'm a bit older and have a few joint and other issues. They do look a little funky and you'll need a little extra time when you want to "slip them on."

If you are interested, there's a short report at the end of this blog.
www.sparkpeople.coym/mypage_public_j
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The only update I'd make is that yes, they are a bit warm now that the weather is finally getting nice in Upper Michigan.

Hope this helps.

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5/27/11 6:49 P

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lol. I know what you mean. They are often out of my size too, but I keep trying.

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Blue rose.. i've been trying that as well..LOVE teh BOGO deals...But every time i go..they're out of my size.. I actually had a friend ask me if i even really needed one.. I was like UH YEAH! Flapping about no matter WHAT size hurts..lol..

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I'm the opposite. I lose almost nothing off my chest. At my highest weight I was a 36F. After almost reaching my goal weight, I was still a 36DD. So I need to really tie the girls down when I run, and I run almost daily. I find Underarmour, or Nike's high impact sports bras are great. I try to find them when they are on a bogo deal.

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5/27/11 1:53 P

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@PARTICLEGIRL22


No i haven't tried Enell Sports Bra's... Fair warning the following is Female related.lol.. I"ve gone from a Size 40D to a 34A...So I don't think i can lose much more than skin in the breast department.. But even the little bit i have is all over the place and it's annoying..lol..

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I bougth a pair of knee high compression socks. I use them after my long runs. They feel great. Like a little massage on my calfs. It's great.

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I really like the 7in Under Armor compression shorts. I don't know how they affect my running/circulation but they keep my thighs from chafing and they wick sweat really well. Regular running shorts tend to bunch up on me. I usually wear a running skirt over them because I'm not comfy wearing something so form fitting.

LadyGwen25- have your tried the Enell sports bras? They are ugly and expensive but they hold everything in place. I couldn't run without mine!

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i agree with schoolnurse on the compression socks.. I like them simply because they don't bunch up... As well as.. I wouldn't buy them either unless they're on sale...

I also wear compression or i should say tri shorts when running... I like the fact that it keeps everything held in so alot less "flub in motion" to coin a friends phrase... Now if only i could find a sports bra like that..lol...

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I wear compression shorts (bermuda length) during every run - keeps my big thighs from rubbing together and becoming irritated - and I can't imagine running without them. I wear long, heavier compression pants in the winter - more for warmth, but I like the benefit of how they make my legs feel.

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I have some New Balance compression socks (they were on sale so "what the heck" said I!). I have no idea if they are beneficial, but they are the ONLY socks I have found that don't slide, bunch up, or shift around when I am running on hills...so for that I like them. They have a nice little arch support feeling, too.

That said, I wouldn't go hog wild over them, and wouldn't buy them at regular price.

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This is just related to use in runners and I want to take a slightly different approach to this.

"The PRIMARY RATIONALE behind wearing compression socks in a race is that they may enhance venous return to the heart through a more efficient calf muscle pump, leading to increased endurance capacity. And there is the notion that because muscles are kept more compact, balance and proprioception are improved and muscle fatigue is minimized." (from Runningtimes.com).

When it comes to use in endurance athletes, there is some data out there, and I think the study presented at the 2007 American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting in New Orleans sums part of the rationale up when they state "no statistically significant differences in maximal oxygen consumption, heart rate or minute ventilation between treadmill runners who wore compression socks and those who did not.." Now, I would have to go back and look at the study, because I am sure - like any study - there are some limitations because this is done in a laboratory setting.

On the other hand there is evidence of a faster lactate recovery rate when wearing the compression sock during exercise. This suggests compression socks might improve recovery after a strenuous workout or a race

From what the research I have come across, there is, at least theoretical benefits to wearing them during race - I don't think there is GOOD evidence. I think the benefit is more significant when it comes to the recovery phase after longer distances of running and bike riding.






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It's a fad. No reason to compromise or change normal circulation unless there is a medical need. Nature will take care of your body's needs in my opinion.

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Does anyone wear compression pants/short? Do you like it and does it help with running fatigue? What about warm weather use?
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