I apologize if this has been asked before! I'm new to the website. I'm also pretty new to running. Well, I've ran in the past, but this time I'm following through with a plan and seeing progress and improvement!! I'm having issues with underwear, though. Is there a specific type I should be wearing? I know cotton gets all soaky with sweat and that's bad. But I also want to avoid wedgies. I'm sorry, it feels so strange to be asking about this but I just need some honest advice!!
Susan, it;s not really weird. I know Under Armour makes underwear out of the wicking material haven't tried them. Basically, because my underwear cuts into me I wear compression shorts under my shorts. So you may think its strange I don't wear underwear any more and I am very comfortable. Also there is less friction with no rubbing. Most running shorts make liners in them so you don't have to wear under wear.
Not a silly question at all; as mentioned already, most running shorts have liners...no need for underwear at all; unless this makes you uncomfortable the underarmour line is great; you can find many underwear variations for sport activities that are very comfortable and more importantly made of the right wicking material. They come in different shapes, boy shorts, briefs etc....you can find them at most sport stores and on online shops. Good luck
guys have issues with undies too, at least I know I did. I usually wear boxers but those dont work out so well while running, and regular whitey tighties tend to bunch up and rub all the wrong areas. So I learned qucikly that I needed some under armor compression shorts, they worked great. I haven't run in anything else since getting them.
Can you hear the angels singing?? I have seen the light!! I bought myself a running skort with compression shorts connected (I was too shy to wear the shorts alone). I have been running commando in the skort and it's like heaven!! No more wedgies!! Thanks so much for the advice!!