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Running Capris?

Aggie_Ama2010-05-01 22:13:50 +0000 #1
I have a big problem right now- hefty thighs. I am chaffing to the point of nearly bleeding. Painful when running and after.

Would running capris help this? I know I could use the glide stuff but I was just thinking maybe there is something else? I am hoping to find my love of running again and get my nice slim thighs I once had.
teigyr2010-05-01 22:22:44 +0000 #2

Maybe capris or longer type shorts that are more of a cycling short style? I know there are running places that carry "compression" style shorts of various lengths. A long time ago when I ran, some of us had chafing problems. I was very young but I remember the coach telling my mom to get me longer shorts. That seemed to solve the problem.

That has to hurt. I have some capris that have a seam that rub when I do longer runs. I tend to not feel it when I run but when I get in the shower...
Grog2010-05-01 22:27:23 +0000 #3
Yeah, maybe tight shorts (like these?

Surge Shorts from MEC) with another pair of loose shorts on top if you feel uncomfortable showing your curves?
OakLeaf2010-05-01 23:12:05 +0000 #4
Me three, Lycra-type shorts with 5"+ inseam are all I run in. My faves were discontinued (big surprise), or I'd send you a link.
maillotpois2010-05-01 22:48:01 +0000 #5
Before my last (and I swear by all that is holy that it was my LAST) marathon, I got some of these:

Very comfy for hiking and running. Slightly flared at the calf.

Disclaimer: I did not do the marathon in them. But I have done maybe 10 - 15 miles in them and they were fine. Also, I was more walking than running for my last marathon.
KnottedYet2010-05-01 23:16:59 +0000 #6
Yes, yes, yes!

Running "compression" shorts/capris saved my thighs! (capris are favorite if you tend to have compression shorts creep up on you)

It is a beautiful thing!

Terry sells some, too.

And TE has a lovely selection:

(I like the ones that are similar to biking capris)
jesvetmed2010-05-01 23:22:24 +0000 #7
Ladies!!!!! I did NOT need more reasons to shop!

I just yesterday spent my REI dividend, PLUS $100 extra on bike and tri shorts; then today headed to local running store and got all new running shoes, glide and socks (of course!); so what I didn't need tonight was a link to some really cool capris. You people are SO evil!

On the original subject: I have NEVER found regular shorts that don't cause chaffing -- I always wear compression shorts under any other type to cover the loveliness that are my inner thighs. Too painful in the shower later. But my preference is capris... almost never too hot for capris here in the Pacific Northwest!

Seriously --- thanks for the links everyone! This online shopping is my only entertainment at work when I'm bored at 3am! Dangerous stuff!
roadie gal2010-05-02 01:29:16 +0000 #8
2+ on the capris and "tights" shorts. I wear them for my longer runs. I like RaceReady. They're (relatively) cheap. The shorts and, I think, the capris have a gusset that runs up the inside of the entire leg so there's no seam to chafe. They're not tight compression clothes. I like that. I hate feeling like an overstuffed sausage in my pants.



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