It’s no secret that I love my running skirts. I think they are functional and very cute, but not for long runs any more. I have come to the personal conclusion that skirts are not great for me when I am running for over an hour.
Last week, I did an 8 mile run with speed work, and I almost threw out the skirt I was running in because it created such chafing on my inner thighs. A nice burning sensation is not my idea of a pleasant post-workout shower experience!
Before you ask, I do use Body Glide, but I find that I still have the issue once I hit the hour mark. So, I headed to Rhode Runner to find some suitable replacements for my increased training volume. The new store is AMAZING and about four times bigger than the old one!
I am not into compression shorts that are too short—I just can’t go there. After rifling the clothing racks, I found a pair of Brooks Infiniti Short Tights. Although they are compression shorts, they are a bit longer than the boy shorts, so I think I can work with them. I am going to give them a test drive later this morning over 6 miles. The true test will be my long run this weekend. I will keep you posted on their performance!
Also, for anyone considering the ZOOMA Cape Cod Half Marathon, there will be a price increase on June 22, so go ahead and register now. Don’t forget to use the code to the right of this post to save $10 on the half marathon and $5 off the 10K!