It's not actually that funny any more...
Does anyone else suffer from chafing in odd places (and no that’s not a polite way of referring to my naughty bits)?
I can’t for the life of me seem to keep the skin on my collar bones. They do protrude quite a bit and I can’t seem to prevent my winter tops from rubbing on them.
Vests are ok in the summer but I prefer to wear a t-shirt to keep the sun off my shoulders on longer runs and I’m finding the current weather too cold for vests.
I try to wear tops with lower necklines but I find they just slip backwards as I run and end up rubbing anyway. I have one with a zip up collar, which doesn’t rub as long as I keep it zipped up, but then I get too hot. No amount of body glide helps, either.
It seems to be worse in races, maybe because the increased exertion causes me to sweat *even* more than usual. I’ve done two half marathons recently and both times came away with blood running down my décolletage, looking like I’ve been attacked by a vampire with a bad aim.
I get that as well. I have two little scars on each bone from it.
Yep, tape works *bows forth to the forum sage for she is truly wise*
Thanks for the suggestions
I haven't tried the medical tape but I had a go with plasters. They came off almost sstraight away though, because I'm so sweaty. Is the tape a bit stickier? Will it pull the scabs off? I guess I might need to let it heal before I stick tape on it!
I'll try the compression top if all else fails. Replacing all my gear would be more expensive than a roll of tape!
Yes Gemma, if the tape doesn't do the trick I'd rather invest in the compression top than keep suffering. It looks awful, too. Not as bad as I might look in a compression top some might argue!
I have tried bodyglide Colonel. Unfortunately it doesn't help past 6 or so miles.
had nipple chafe have had to start wearing plasters over them
again like you it's all down to the amount sweat
t-shirt gets soaking wet and rubs
I must be some kind of running freak - I've never had proper chafing anywhere!
Devoted2Distance wrote (see)
I just meant I've never had chafing that bad.
The only time I can really recall having chafing is when I drenched myself with a wet sponge at Abingdon last April and felt my shorts rub a bit. Nothing serious though - I lived to tell the tale
Me neither, except blister chafing.
What is going on in your avatar? You look like you're skipping, running sideways or doing a grapevine
Looks like she's trying to run on the white lines but losing her balance
You lucky, lucky people with your lack of chafing. I think it's because I get so sweaty and over time it dries out a bit and goes salty and crusty and abrasive. Yuk!
Another thing you might want to try Lisa, long term, is to build up your pecs. As they attach to the collar bone they'll be less prominent if there's more muscle on 'em.
So drop and give me 20 press-ups!
That's me in full stride heading for the finish line at Abingdon!
I can't decide whether the camera isn't my forms best friend and captures me really awkwardly every time I'm shot or whether my form really is that bad. Ha.
Hmmm, good suggestion, but I'm not sure I can build them up much in the right place. I already work out with weights (and I can do 20 press-ups!) but my pecs seem to start further out towards my shoulder and lower down in the middle (if that makes any sense!) so my collar bones stick out above them.
Maybe I could get implants!
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