Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Let's Get Personal....

I know this may be TMI, but I am looking for some underwear to wear running that will not get so soaked with sweat.  Has anybody found some kind of wicking underwear that works well for them?  I run in cotton right now (and I don't love it) but I am worried cotton might chaffe a little on a marathon. :0)  Any advice would be great.  Thanks!

14 comments:

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Many running shorts and spandex are designed to go comando.. I never wear underwear...I know TMI but having one less layer helps avoid chaffing.

I recommend finding a pair of good running shorts, skirt or spandex and try it free of underwear..

GOOD LUCK :)

Giggles said...

I remember being surprised to find out that people actually wore something other than just running shorts with a liner. The thought had never occurred to me. I just figured that's what the liner was for.

Megan said...

I prefer commando too. But I know people who run in panties. But they just run in their everyday panties.

Nikkei said...

From my perspective, wearing underwear with running shorts, skirts, or tights is like wearing underwear with a swimsuit.

Jenny said...

I really liked my Underarmor spandex that I wore underneath my running shorts. Hardly any chaffing during my training or marathon. A little vaseline in possible problem spots before the race helped too.

Kristyn said...

I do have some running shorts and skirts that have the built in liner or panty or whatever you want to call it, but I don't ever wear them. I have yet to gain the confidence to wear them. I prefer to run in capris right now. A pic of me in my shorts at Wasatch back was enough to put them back in the drawer until I lose another 10 or 15 pounds. :) I will have to look into some. Maybe they come with liners too?

Sher said...

I only use shorts or pants that have the build in underwear. I don't know what it's called, but it's comfy, and doesn't chaffe at all.

Tryna said...

I found some Asics Dri Fit underwear at a local running store here. However I know my running underclothes need replacing this winter, so am going to get all new bras. Haven't decided on the bottoms yet. I just feel so naked without something on.

Feener said...

i never wear undies while working out ...

Liz said...

I bought some wicking underwear from Title 9. Just their house brand.

Sarai said...

wow! I didn't even know you could do that! (go commando) No wonder I have been so uncomfortable wearing my shorts with the liners plus my cotton undies. I will have to try it!

sjmccann said...

I really didn't want to wear just the shorts with liners but it makes life SO much easier! It will feel wierd at first though. I do wear undies with my tights/leggings, get the really light kind (second skin stuff). Mine are from Victoria's Secret and they are good. Remeber, cotton is bad for running!

Lisa said...

I have to wear a pad running after two 10 lb babies (sorry for TMI), so I feel like I need to wear panties in addition to whatever lining is in the shorts/pants. I swear by Victoria's Secret Body by Victoria. They don't ride and I have never chafed.

Anonymous said...

Never wear underwear when I run or exercise...try it!