So that's why my grandma always said to put clean underwear on.....
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!
I am so impressed and know what I should get with my next REI dividend. And, also a lesson on going commando while racing....
I wear silk underwear when I race. :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Uh oh. I stumbled onto the thread.
I'm going to unfavorite Hilary for a few days.
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.
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."
^ 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!
hahaha... garters. they would probably come in handy for a tow or something.
Kilbourne where are you in this?
This is my solemn vow, no commando. Only silk. With garters just in case.
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?
I need to remember to stop by Hilary's log more often...
Ha! I'll try not to disappoint.
I go commando, but the silk sounds nice.
Good to hear guys piping in on this topic.
Tico 3.0 - silk is the only way to travel.
So a pro goes commando....hmmm...may need to rethink...
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