I have been recently increasing my milage and I have been getting chafing along the bottom of my sports bra. I am currently running in moving comfort brand sports bra, and have tried the body glide. The chafing is getting worse everytime I run and my skin is now raw and looks like road rash. Does anyone have any suggestions?
I basically found that it depends on each run. Chafing from my bra (all 20 brands I have) is just part of the norm. During runs over 10 miles, I do apply vaseline to where I normally chafe. That helps! I don't normally chafe if the run is under 8 miles.
I would try going to your local running or athletic store and get fitted. 80% of women are wearing the wrong size bra just walking around, of course this is going to cause more difficulty when you are active! It sounds like there might be too much bounce in your bra - either your band or cup size (or maybe both) are too big, moving around and causing chafing.
Also, maybe try washing your bra with every use. If there is any lingering bacteria from your sweat, that is definitely NOT going to help already irritated skin.
Hope this helps!
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2011: 3 5ks, PR of 24.54 (now 23.54!)
2012: 3 10ks, PR of 50.10
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I'm a big fan of Moving Comfort Juno bra's but also chaf pretty bad in certain area on long runs. I did tighten the straps and that does seem to thelp and over body glide...I mean really slather the stuff on. I also purchased body glide that is tiny and can come on a run if that will help.
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