vaseline - never use it

Not for running anyway

14 messages
11/04/2003 at 17:25
I've never used vaseline for any of my training runs but everyone else swears by it. My longest run is 20m so does chaffing happen a lot after 20m or am I just lucky?
11/04/2003 at 17:31
You've been lucky, Andy.

I only use vaseline to keep the skin of my face from falling off on cold windy days, and it has to be the unbleached yellow stuff, not the white sort.
11/04/2003 at 17:34
I think as you tire your running action probably suffers, making chaffing more likely.

I tend not to get blisters myself, which is fortunate, but I do get sore around the groin area if I don't vaseline it.
11/04/2003 at 17:35
Talking specifics... I have "chaffed" before now on the inner thighs on runds over 10 miles, so on that experience, you will probably be ok in that particular "region".

However, I had the unpleasant honour of experiencing nipple rash for the first time about a month ago on my first 20+ mile run, which struck at about mile 18. On that evidence, I would think there is still a risk.

My perspective is that given you're only rubbing it on the outside, it can't have any adverse effect, so give it a bit of the old 'enry coopah - "splash it all over!!!"
11/04/2003 at 17:41
Andy - if you don't use it you may start to suffer.

If you do use it and wouldn't have suffered anyway you've not lost anything.

So I'd take the precaution.
cns
11/04/2003 at 17:42
i don't recommend it on nipples tho. I'm taping mine. Vaseline jsut rubs off and makes a mess on your vest
11/04/2003 at 18:01
You're very lucky!!! I use it on me bits,armpits and nipples. And no I'm not perverted or obese!!
Have a good day
11/04/2003 at 18:03
Shoot - forgot the nipples, so much a matter of course.

I'm taping them though on Sunday, as it might rain. For those who tape, do you not find the tape rubs or do you vas underneath it?
11/04/2003 at 18:05
The sight of my father-in-laws bleeding nipples was enough to bring tears to my eyes!!
Always use vas on every part that rubs!!
cougie    pirate
11/04/2003 at 18:06
I've been fine for my 20 milers, but am gonna grease everything possible on Sunday.

I'm not running the marathon mind you, I just like it !

(Joke !)
11/04/2003 at 18:50
Why not tape your bits to your nipples.!!!! Everyone wins then !
11/04/2003 at 18:52
OWWWWWWW!!!

OW OW OW OW OW!!
11/04/2003 at 19:20
No Vas under nipples just tape, still owwwwww!! though
11/04/2003 at 19:28
You could use safety pins Jock if you want to increase the pain even more!

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