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DeeMarie625 Rookie 1 posts since
Feb 26, 2014
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Feb 26, 2014 9:11 AM

New to running and enjoying it but need your help re: underwear :-)

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.

  • shipo Legend 499 posts since
    Aug 9, 2013

    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
    • 2-mile: 13:49
    • 5K (gravity assist last mile): 21:31
    • 5-Mile: 37:24
    • 10K (first 10K of my Half Marathon): 48:16
    • 10-Mile (first 10 miles of my Half Marathon): 1:17:40
    • Half Marathon: 1:42:13
  • TriJenn_Canada Rookie 1 posts since
    Nov 8, 2009

    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.


    Just stay away from lace... the chafe is nasty!


    This really is the domaine of TMI!!



  • Julie Ann Hackett Legend 226 posts since
    Nov 20, 2007

    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.

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