Runner Rash - Help!

  • neon4u

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    Jul 25, 2009 2:13 PM GMT
    I just pounded out 11 miles in 1:30... about half way through the run I felt a faint burn on my right thigh.... i kept running and finished. Later I saw a nice "burn" rash developed. That's the first time for me... I wore a pair of short black tights... i think they rolled up on my leg a bit and my other legs rubbed against it. How can I keep this from happening again... (should i use glide or a little longer shorts?)
  • neon4u

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    Aug 12, 2009 9:26 PM GMT
    ok, no problem... i'm healed!!!
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    Aug 17, 2009 11:12 AM GMT
    Was it on the inside of you thigh...between your legs? I have had the burn you speak of before. Body Glide before you run, especially if it's humid. I swear by it.
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    Aug 17, 2009 12:09 PM GMT
    These "burns" you talk of are not very fun and they can happen anywhere that you have a constant rubbing of material/skin or skin/skin. As you and Lax pointed out, something like Glide should work to prevent the friction. The only other suggestion I have is to not wear tight shorts when you run. Find some true running shorts that are looser fitting with a liner. Best of luck.
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    Aug 17, 2009 12:24 PM GMT
    i have to wear lycra wick shorts under my running shorts, or just the lycra wick shorts depending on were i am

    I swear by them, and HAVE to wear them for any run over 20min.

    Thick thighs-rubbing-nasty.
  • neon4u

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    Aug 18, 2009 4:45 PM GMT
    Thanks guys... for a while i was wearing longer tights. That actually helped me. I need to buy the Body Glide... When I first hear that name, I thought it was some new lube... in any case, I'm gonna go out and get some.
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    Aug 18, 2009 5:06 PM GMT
    Yeah, use something like Body Glide. I use it in the crotch area for longer bike rides.