Whenever I see a runner running down the street as if they just got off a horse due to chafing, I soooo feel for them! Nothing is worse then chafing during a race. If you are headed for a long run or gearing up for your first race, don’t forget to lubricate! Today we are going to share a few helpful tips to help you focus on your goal rather then your rubbing thighs.
First off, I always try to wear an outfit for a race that has had plenty of wear. I always take my racing outfit on a long run to make sure it is not too tight and does not rub me in the wrong areas.
That being said, after running 18 miles in a race a runners form usually changes. This can cause unwanted chafing. To help avoid added race day pain make sure to get some type of lubricant (lotion is not enough!!). Generously use your lubricant on those ‘unmentionable’ areas, including: the inner thigh, your bra line, between the boobies, in your butt crack, and on the inside of your upper arms (where your arm swing back and forth against your tank top or bra)).
Personally I usually use Arm & Hammer deodorant and I wipe it generously every where I can. However after attending the Outdoor Retail Show I have been anxious to try New Skin’s, Anti-Chaffing Spray. (Our giveaway for a free bottle of it will begin tomorrow so be sure to enter!)
Here are our 10 suggestions to avoid chafing during your big sporting event. In no particular order:
- White Deodorant (My preference)
- butt paste
- Baby Powder
- runners lube
- body stick
- bag balm
- Runners Eez
- New-Skin Anti Chafing Spray (TODAY’S GIVEAWAY!)
Also, don’t forget the band aids! These are not just for men!!! But if you are a man, don’t forget to put these on your nipples. Other wise, you’ll get a taste of what your wife feels like when she starts nursing a baby! Keep training, lather up, and go get your goal. Good Luck!