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Just Dana Rookie 42 posts since
Dec 14, 2007
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Dec 17, 2007 2:51 PM

Chafing

 

Do you have problems with chafing on long runs?  What are some of the most embarrassing chafing problems you've heard about, and how were they dealt with?

 

 

  • seattlegirl018 Rookie 63 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    1. Dec 17, 2007 2:52 PM (in response to Just Dana)
    Re: Chafing

    Bodyglide.  All over my inner thighs, and of course the delicate side-boob area.

  • Chris the Wheeler Rookie 70 posts since
    Aug 15, 2007
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    3. Dec 17, 2007 3:07 PM (in response to Just Dana)
    Re: Chafing

     

    I'm sorry.  Due to the diverse community on Active,  Topics of chaffing are banned. 

     

     

     

     

     

    Please consider yourself warned.

     

     

  • seattlegirl018 Rookie 63 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    5. Dec 17, 2007 3:13 PM (in response to Just Dana)
    Re: Chafing

     

    It's good to know that side-boob is an ok discussion topic, though.

     

     

  • hawaiiantk Amateur 72 posts since
    Jul 28, 2005
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    6. Dec 17, 2007 8:46 PM (in response to Just Dana)
    Re: Chafing

    Dana, I have some tight yoga pants that after losing 11 lbs they were lose around my thighs.  I tried to run in them and because the seam wasn't tight against my skin it chaffed my inner thighs.

  • fox in a box Rookie 2 posts since
    May 25, 2007
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    7. Dec 17, 2007 8:49 PM (in response to Just Dana)
    Re: Chafing

     

    I saw my MT a few hours after my long run.  After the session, she looked at me and said "sweetie, M--- really needs to be a little more gentle with you down there."

     

     

    dealt with them???  Aquaphor

     

     

    bypass them?  bodyglide

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Doctor Wu Rookie 36 posts since
    Aug 14, 2007
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    8. Dec 17, 2007 8:51 PM (in response to Just Dana)
    Re: Chafing

    Yo Dana, how's it hangin'?  I don't have chafing problems because I often wear compression shorts which protect my inner thighs.  But sometimes on runs over 20 miles the hair in my butt crack gets irritated.  So I apply a liberal amount of Bodyglide to said crack.  It works well and also is a good precaution in case I get kidnapped by a bus load of pirates. 

  • Iontach Rookie 1,340 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    9. Dec 17, 2007 8:54 PM (in response to Doctor Wu)
    Re: Chafing

     

    I'd have thought pirates would be in boats rather than buses.

     

     

    Huh.  I really don't know nuttin'.

     

     

  • muzicgrl Amateur 219 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    10. Dec 17, 2007 9:57 PM (in response to Iontach)
    Re: Chafing

    Bloody nipples, of course. I am sure someone around her has a picture that can get all banned.

  • runnerparris Rookie 329 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    11. Dec 17, 2007 10:16 PM (in response to Just Dana)
    Re: Chafing

     

    If you think long runs are bad, try cycling for 3+ hours....It's murder on the girl parts.  Probably the boy parts too, but I dont have any of those.

     

     

    I am a strong believer in aquaphor as well.

     

     

  • ambteam Rookie 2 posts since
    Jul 30, 2009
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    12. Aug 3, 2009 12:37 PM (in response to Just Dana)
    Re: Chafing

    I work with the Anti-Monkey Butt Team, and all biases aside,

    I've gotta say- this stuff really works to fight chafing problems.   We've sent it this powder

    to countless runners, bikers, and athletes, and nearly everyone has positive

    reviews- it's got talc and calamine which gives it the cooling sensation that other powders dont have.

     

     

     

     

     

    Anti-Monkey Butt Powder

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    and check out this funny clip on fighting chafing!

     

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHOw2E3f1p8

  • ExperiencedRunner Amateur 31 posts since
    Jan 19, 2010
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    13. Jan 22, 2010 3:09 AM (in response to ambteam)
    Re: Chafing

    When I used to run marathons I would place band aids over my nipples, and use vaseline in other areas...The first marathon I ran, I could not believe how sore my chest was from the rubing that took place just from wearing a damp teeshirt.....

     

    I never noticed that problem with 1/2 marathons or other shorter races....

     

    Good question....

  • Roomba Amateur 12 posts since
    Jan 11, 2010
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    14. Jan 22, 2010 6:45 AM (in response to ExperiencedRunner)
    Re: Chafing

    every once in a while a squid manages to wiggle it's way up my trouser leg and that can result in a good deal of uncomfortable chafing.

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