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The running equivalent of the 'bike short' question!

Kimmyt2010-05-02 03:45:51 +0000 #1
So, running shorts.

They come with those mesh liner things.

Do you wear undies under there, or not? I'm used to going commando with bike shorts, so just seeing what others do here.

K.
Veronica2010-05-02 03:54:36 +0000 #2
That's funny. As I was riding to work this morning I was wondering why running shorts are so short.

And on those rare occasions when I run, I wear compression shorts (bike shorts w/o the chamois.)

So runners, tell us all about the ins and outs of running shorts.

V.
KnottedYet2010-05-02 04:10:48 +0000 #3
I don't wear underwear in my liner-equipped running shorts.
yellow2010-05-02 04:44:21 +0000 #4
Less is more.

'Nuf said.

I personally prefer the compression shorts because they keep me from getting thigh chafe. But I also LOVE my Race Ready: raceready.com/women/shorts.html shorts for very long runs, though. The pockets are awesome.
Wahine2010-05-02 05:11:15 +0000 #5
Commando is the way to go and I second the compression short advice for long runs, prevents chafing up high if you're built with bigger thighs. If you're not using compression shorts use body glide if chafing is an issue.

I have a pair of Lulu Lemon shorts I love because they are snug enough to stay in place and prevent chafing but they are also loose at the leg hole opening making them more like a regular short. That makes me feel a little less "revealing".
colby2010-05-02 04:47:12 +0000 #6
I really like compression shorts/tights, and it seems weird to wear underwear under them if they fit right. I guess I am just too modest to wear 1-3" inseam shorts. Maybe OVER my compression shorts...
Veronica2010-05-02 04:09:52 +0000 #7
Oh good! I'm glad to know I'm not a running dork with my compression shorts au natural.

V.
roadie gal2010-05-02 04:50:38 +0000 #8
When I wear compression shorts, I don't wear anything underneath.

Usually I wear the looser running shorts with a liner. I get the ones from Roadrunner with the 4 inch inseam so I get a bit more coverage. They do ride up a little when my chunky thighs rub, but they're not as bad as the shorter ones.

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