This jog bra is kind of chafing me.
September 29, 2009 4:34 PM Subscribe
I'm training for a half marathon and am looking for some suggestions - specifically, jog bras that don't chafe and workout gear for the extra sweaty.
posted by anonymous to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am a 40 year old woman training for my first half marathon. The training itself is fine, but I'm having some issues with my gear.
First, my jog bras are chafing the heck out of me. I am a 36DD and I wear Size 0 Enell bras (thanks to previous Ask Metafilter answers) which seem to be the only bras that minimize (but don't stop) the bounce. Although according to the Enell size charts, I should be wearing a Size 1, the larger sized Enells didn't compress enough to do any good.
I am chafed to the point of bleeding under my arms and between my breasts. Glide doesn't seem to make a difference, and I use panty-liners to lessen the chafing between my breasts, but that doesn't always work.
Second, I sweat a lot. And when I run for more than an hour, even during the cool fall mornings, my clothing is drenched as if I was in a rainstorm. I've tried some wicking shirts (from Nike) but they got as wet as a cotton t-shirt.
I would love to get any specific bra/clothing recommendations or to hear about how others deal with these issues.