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08/02/2013 at 16:49

I am a beginner and just got up to running half marathon distances. One thing with this is that now i am doing these distances im starting to get some chaffing. I wear tight-ish boxers with running shorts that have a lining in. Should i wear boxers with these or some different underwear? any help on this would be helpful

Many thanks 

Terry

08/02/2013 at 16:55
  1. boxers fine 
  2. lycra works well for me
  3. vaseline!
if you dont mind me asking Terry wheres the chafing? 
08/02/2013 at 16:56

Speedos, speedos, speedos. 

Close fitting. Designed to get wet.

If anyone says go commando. They've clearly got no 'man tackle'.

08/02/2013 at 17:02

Chafing is around the bottom of my bottom lol. Thanks for the tips though people. RicF that really made me chuckle 

08/02/2013 at 17:09
I noticed you spelt chafing with two f's Terry. I'm sure no-one will be bothered...............................WILKIE!!!
08/02/2013 at 17:13

I did, I would like to blame it on fat fingers but it was just me being illiterate. Thanks for mentioning it though lol

 

08/02/2013 at 17:17

sounds like the boxers are a little too tight OR seams are a little hard/heavy stitching

RicF got some incredible pictures in my head now of someone doing a local 10k in their speedos!  

08/02/2013 at 17:19

Cheers jason 

08/02/2013 at 17:28

These are the ones I wear from M&S wick well and keep the plums in the fruit bowl

08/02/2013 at 17:41

Choisty that is a brilliant analogy. I will have a look at them mate thanks. Still laughing lol

08/02/2013 at 17:57

Shorts with a lining are enough for me - after a mile or two, the shrinkage factor should make any hangout unlikely. For HMs and marathons, smear vaseline over as much of your body as will rub as possible, and I include in this your bits and your back crack, as well as your nipples. Vital.

08/02/2013 at 18:02

Cheers Peter, yeah i have just been experiencing the whole joggers nipple too so will be using your advice

08/02/2013 at 18:13

Doesn't work for everyone.. trial and error.

08/02/2013 at 18:14

It cant hurt to try. These are the times to be doing it and not on the day of the VLM

08/02/2013 at 18:18
Peter Collins wrote (see)

Shorts with a lining are enough for me - after a mile or two, the shrinkage factor should make any hangout unlikely. For HMs and marathons, smear vaseline over as much of your body as will rub as possible, and I include in this your bits and your back crack, as well as your nipples. Vital.

Vaseline! old hat mess.

Try the modern equivalent.

http://s4.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/493151/gallery/gel1.png?width=350

 

08/02/2013 at 18:22
I too am a lanacane man.
08/02/2013 at 18:26

Never even heard of that before. Will give them both a try and see which works for me. Thanks again everyone for your advive and your humour about the subject. Really made me laugh

 

Terry

09/02/2013 at 15:58

 

Good to see others are taking up the crusade for the elimination of unnecessary Fs

Can I suggest a third alternative?  Bodyglide works for me (not that I have quite the same problem, but it works).

09/02/2013 at 16:38
At last Wilkie. Where were you? On a long cofffee break?
09/02/2013 at 17:13

shorts with a lining are enough - you don't need pants. add Bodyglide if you've still got a problem.

also make sure you wash the shorts regularly (as I'm sure you would).

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