About 1 year ago, I lost 70 pounds by walking every day and watching what I eat. It took me about 11 months to lose the weight. During the 11 months, I incorporated a little running. I didn't enjoy it but enjoyed burning the calories. I am now, however, how enjoying the running and am doing it every day. I also just signed up for my first 5K race and I am excited. It may sound funny but the only problem I experience while running is with my underwear riding up. So I wonder if anyone has any suggestions for good underwear for running or if I should consider thongs or perhaps no underwear at all. Any thoughts? Suggestions? Thanks in advance.
My wife's a runner and full-bottomed cotton undies work best for her. The two brands she feels most comfortable in are Victoria's Secret, and Haines; the trick is to buy a slightly higher waist (briefs?) and make sure they're a bit snug.
Fat old man PRs:
1-mile (point to point, gravity assist): 5:50
5K (gravity assist last mile): 21:31
10K (first 10K of my Half Marathon): 48:16
10-Mile (first 10 miles of my Half Marathon): 1:17:40
Personally, I like synthetics (and the high waisted granny panties that Shipo mentioned his wife likes). Lots of women run in tights commando, but I feel like I need a little support... Victoria's Secret Pink has these Yoga undies that are pretty light weight, and if you want to spend $18 on Lululemon, they have some too.
No underwire for me. I buy running shorts that have the undies built in. I never have issues with them riding up or chaffing. I'd suggest going to a running store and trying a few pairs. My favorites are Nike and Brooks. If you are on a budget, you can sometimes find them at Ross or Marshall's for $10-20.