runners nipple

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31/10/2005 at 16:59
I always used to think this was such a funny injury and had little sympathy. Until yesterday (9 miles in the rain). Now I understand exactly how painful it is and embarrasing when the cream seeps through your work shirt. I nearly had to resign. I'm gonna try the tape. Do you have to shave your nipple area/chest for it to stick?
31/10/2005 at 17:15
JK - I go for a tiny scrap of micropore tape - no fur gets covered.

I agree with FB - it's not just a 'technical' vs cotton issue.
31/10/2005 at 17:29
jk - just slap it on the hair as well........a bit of pain tugging it off won't hurt.............

I'm going to have to review my latest batch of tape - the buggers came off again halfway through Beachy Head marathon at the weekend even though I made sure they were on properly - maybe a poor batch of glue.............little fellas were complaining a bit by the time I found someone with some vas to slap over them..........that saved the day for them but still sore when I finished........
31/10/2005 at 17:55
Good points there from FB & JK - even tech tops will rub you when they get wet, and then you get "pert" from the cold wind - ouch!

If you're in a race and start getting sore then look out for the St Johns ambulance who will have vaseline to hand, you will usually pass several teams of these on the bigger/longer events, just smear a blob on each side & bobs your uncle - (this works - Ahem - "downstairs" too!)

Incidentally, not many people realise that you can carry a good "blob" of vaseline quite easily in a folded over piece of clingfilm that will fit in the "key" pocket of your running shorts....Just thought I'd mention it...

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