Do you go commando?
May 8, 2016
Like thousands of others, this week I submitted my entry to the 2017 London Marathon – fingers crossed it’s my lucky year and I get in! I don’t really feel that I want to train for a marathon at the moment, but I know that if I get a place, I’ll instantly feel excited and inspired. Of course, training for a marathon take lots of time, energy, enthusiasm… and enough kit to get you through various seasons and to last you between washes.
There are lots of debates in the running community about daring to bare… and I don’t mean running naked (without a Garmin). Chafing is a runner’s worst enemy, so many runners choose not to wear underwear when running… however, help is at hand. Runderwear have created some amazing undies that are seam-free, so you are unlikely to chafe when wearing them.
As a chubby runner, I often wear shorts with a compression base layer. I don’t often wear tights, because I find them less comfortable, and I’ve not been sure what to wear under them, but the weather has been quite cold recently, so I’ve wanted to wear tights (and I’ve also recently received my new SOAS Ambassador tights that look so beautiful that I want to show them off!), so when I had the opportunity to try Runderwear, I leapt at the chance. (Don’t worry – this post won’t feature any pictures of me in my smalls, so you don’t need to look away now!)
There are various products available for both men and women, but I decided to try the women’s G-string. I chose a beautiful bright blue/turquoise colour. They have a really wide comfortable elastic waist band, which has the cute slogan ‘don’t run commando’ woven on the inside!
They’re also available in pink and black in two other styles:
I’ve now worn my thong several times. I’ve worn it in sunshine and torrential rain and can honestly say that they are some of the most comfortable pants that I’ve ever worn. I’ve had no chafing and have forgotten that I’m wearing them. As they’re seam-free they’re also entirely invisible under my running tights, so no VPL here! (I had to wear a fitted jersey dress to work this week, due to laundry issues and an awards ceremony. If my Runderwear pants hadn’t been in the laundry basket, I would probably have worn them as they’re more comfortable than any other underwear that I own!) They are also going to become my ‘go to’ pants for Cross Fit 🙂
One of my initial concerns was that wearing entirely synthetic knickers might make me feel sweaty and uncomfortable, but the fabric that Runderwear garments are made from is sweat-wicking, so I stayed dry and a comfortable temperature throughout my workouts.
Do you wear pants when running? What are your preferences?
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