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in: runninghils; runninghils > 2013-08-17

Aug 20, 2013 2:33 AM # 
So that's why my grandma always said to put clean underwear on.....
Aug 20, 2013 3:04 AM # 
I am thinking she just didn't want you to stink. Now, if she'd told you to not run around in wet pants/underwear for hours on end, that would also be applicable advice to this situation. Ha!
Aug 20, 2013 12:43 PM # 
I am so impressed and know what I should get with my next REI dividend. And, also a lesson on going commando while racing....
Aug 20, 2013 1:19 PM # 
I wear silk underwear when I race. :)
Aug 20, 2013 3:04 PM # 
No commando when trekking... Lesson is to lube up in these situations. Do you really wear silk underwear? I hate silk because it has no stretch and always rides up.
Aug 20, 2013 7:12 PM # 
I seriously do rock out the silk. I like them because I get less chaffing (no chaffing actually) verses any other type of material. Ive tried the cotton, spandexy ones, sports underwear, etc... nothing works best then silk. I would rather pick my butt a hundred times during a race to get the wedgey out then deal with not being able to sit down a week after a race from the chaffing.
Aug 20, 2013 10:47 PM # 
I'd rather not have either, but clearly I need to rethink the commando thing. Do you have a brand you prefer on the silk?

PS: LOLing at the reaction of any of the guys stumbling on this thread.
Aug 20, 2013 11:00 PM # 
No specific brand. I just go to TJMax in the lingerie aisle and pick some up. Little do they know how down and dirty I will be getting in them. I am diva sometimes.
Aug 20, 2013 11:24 PM # 
Uh oh. I stumbled onto the thread.
Aug 21, 2013 12:38 AM # 
Mr Wonderful:
I'm going to unfavorite Hilary for a few days.
Aug 21, 2013 2:00 AM # 
LOL! The more comments, the more it will bring this to everyone's attention so the whole world will know about our underwear preferences. (Those who were there, saw mine for themselves.)

Hi, I'm Hilary and I'm a classic over sharer.
Aug 21, 2013 2:03 AM # 
Well underwear preference for us girls is a very important topic that we need to discuss. "hi, I'm Maria and I wear silk lingerie from TJMax when I race."
Aug 21, 2013 2:14 AM # 
^ Like. My Lululemon "performance bikinis" didn't really perform as expected. Maybe I should buy the silk ones and just bust out some garters to keep them in place. Ha! Then, run into the finish with no pants just to show that business off!
Aug 21, 2013 2:18 AM # 
hahaha... garters. they would probably come in handy for a tow or something.
Aug 21, 2013 10:17 AM # 
Kilbourne where are you in this?

This is my solemn vow, no commando. Only silk. With garters just in case.
Aug 21, 2013 12:46 PM # 
I started this, so I may as well "bare all" too! My favourite active-wear underwear are Denver Hayes from Marks Work Warehouse (it is a Cdn chain). Bamboo and a bit of spandex, and something else, but the labels are worn off. And I just checked on line and see they don't seem to carry them any more. Drat. Also some Jockey brand ones with spandex and nylon (and worn labels so I can't see what else they contain...probably a bit of cotton). Comfortable, quick drying, durable......and no wedgeys.

I had my first chafing incident in June after getting soaked getting in and out of my kayak several times, then biking/trekking for a few hours afterwards. It was the first time I wore bike 'liner' shorts for a race + forgot the butt butter. Won't do that again (forget the butt butter, that is).

For the Bruce Multisport Race, I packed extra bike liner shorts (and extra baggy shorts to wear over them) in my gear bags that were getting moved from TA to TA, in case I got a soaker in the kayak section or wiped out in a muddy puddle. Also packed extra butt butter, but managed to avoid a soaker this time. I wore REI bike liner shorts + baggy quick dry shorts for the whole race and had no issues in that department.

For the 12 hour Fury in July, I wore bikini bottoms under my quick-dry baggy shorts for the swim / first trek / first bike / paddle sections, then switched to bike liner shorts + baggy shorts on after that. Yes, swimsuit bikini bottoms .... Comfortable, quick drying....what more can you ask for?
Aug 21, 2013 1:44 PM # 
I need to remember to stop by Hilary's log more often...
Aug 21, 2013 3:01 PM # 
Ha! I'll try not to disappoint.
Aug 21, 2013 3:21 PM # 
Cali Cowboy:
I go commando, but the silk sounds nice.
Aug 21, 2013 4:18 PM # 
Good to hear guys piping in on this topic.
Aug 21, 2013 7:58 PM # 
Tico 3.0 - silk is the only way to travel.
Aug 21, 2013 8:30 PM # 
So a pro goes commando....hmmm...may need to rethink...

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