Running with a shirt

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    Jun 19, 2010 2:13 AM GMT
    Time to buy new running clothes for the next marathon. I've had the same tank and shorts for years because I know what to expect for comfort. Singlets are impossible to find in Canada for some odd reason.icon_confused.gif

    I'm a very heavy sweater and CHAF very badly. So I'm seeking advice from fellow chafers on the clothes for you?
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    Jun 20, 2010 2:29 PM GMT
    Nike's dry fit running shorts with liner work best for me. I also wear a mesh singlet. I avoid running in anything under armour (though I do like their shoes) as it tends to always rub me the wrong way. If I'm running over an hour without some sort of lube it's almost guaranteed that my nips are going to be sore.

    Have you tried body glide or anything to help with the chafing?

    Oh btw. I was wondering how much mileage you put in weekly when training for a marathon. I've run halves and got up to around 40. I'm not sure if my body could handle much more than that.
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    Jun 20, 2010 9:59 PM GMT
    Adidas has awesome runner-specific gear. Tech fabrics are the shiz.
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    Jun 21, 2010 1:38 AM GMT
    Thanks for the advice/suggestions, some good website links! I chaf primarily in the groin and armpits.

    Runninchlt, my weekly mileage is anywhere from 30-60 miles depending where I am in the training schedule.

    I have used bodyglide but it doesn't hold up as well as copious gobs of vaseline.

    I was thinking about tight fitting clothes since I can't find a singlet here. Of course I could order one from the U.S which is likely what I may do.
  • rnch

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    Jun 21, 2010 1:46 AM GMT
    26, i Stongly Suggest you loose the shirt when running! you do NOT need it.

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    Jun 21, 2010 1:54 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidPossibly borrow something from Cher? icon_smile.gif

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    ROTFL....I love your idea Muchmore!!!

    I like her acadamy award outfit but am concerned about wind resistance. I was thinking about this one instead running the streets of Chicago. However, I have clothes that could rival her outfits.
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    Jun 21, 2010 1:56 AM GMT
    Run nekky!icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 21, 2010 2:02 AM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite saidRun nekky!icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 21, 2010 2:05 AM GMT
    My brother is a marathoner. He likes Nike Dri-Fit and Brooks Equilibrium tech fabrics equally well. Brooks is a less expensive brand but will often have nicer features than Nike (pockets to hold energy gels in the shorts etc). He usually buys his gear on eBay and saves more than 50% off retail prices.
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    Jul 10, 2010 11:37 PM GMT
    Ok so this might sound odd, but I have found that silicone based lube works really well to prevent chafing. I rub it on my toes and around my ankles and well, anywhere things rub. Seems to hold up really well, even when I am dripping with sweat.
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    Aug 10, 2010 2:11 AM GMT
    Heavy sweater and chaf-er here also. I use vaseline on my feet and groin with an Under Armour heat gear compression fit shirt. I burn easy too, so a shirt is a must. My nipples don't need anything in the UA. They are skin tight, thin, and don't move when I run. I just ran the half in Chicago heat and humidity and came through soaked but unharmed.
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    Aug 10, 2010 2:17 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidPossibly borrow something from Cher? icon_smile.gif

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    OMFG. does he know how much you love Cheer 26mileman?
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    Aug 10, 2010 10:40 PM GMT
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    Aug 11, 2010 1:43 PM GMT
    Running shirtless last night I actually crossed paths with a coworker. NOT looking forward to whatever snarky comments are coming my way today!
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    Aug 17, 2010 2:23 AM GMT
    Briefs29 saidRunning shirtless last night I actually crossed paths with a coworker. NOT looking forward to whatever snarky comments are coming my way today!


    I am guessing no snarky comments, but just praise. Well, what was it?
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    Aug 17, 2010 6:45 PM GMT
    JodenwlrI am guessing no snarky comments, but just praise. Well, what was it?


    Thankfully neither, we kept the discussion merely to distance and training talk.icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 17, 2010 7:29 PM GMT
    Briefs29 saidRunning shirtless last night I actually crossed paths with a coworker. NOT looking forward to whatever snarky comments are coming my way today!


    With that body, I doubt the comments would be anything but of an envious/admiring sort.

    That said....when I run with a shirt I have to put small pieces of clear plastic tape over my nips. Without the tape, my nips get abraded and irritated, sometimes to the point of bleeding. It's very uncomfortable and can be very painful, unless I cover them up.

    Other than that, I stopped running in shirts I've gotten at races. I always wear DryFit type athletic gear (either from Nike or equivalent from UnderArmor).