Thursday, 16 July 2009

Topless running

Something I have been thinking about is why run with a shirt? Runners are often heard talking about which type of shirt to wear and they invariably advise wearing a sports shirt which has wicking cloth to wick away the sweat from your skin. Good advice but....

Why wear a shirt made from wicking material at all, why not just run topless.....OK I know that this is not very practical for a woman for obvious reasons but for men there are some practical reasons why. I often get nipple rub and bleed, I also can get chafing during long wet runs, a running shirt generally does not protect you from the sun and you can get burnt.

Why am I asking this I hear you say dear reader, I have decided that if the weather is hot during my Faversham ultra, I am going to go shirtless.....that is if I don't frighten the locals :-)

Hopefully this will get rid of some of problems that long runs can cause and after my recent salt rash at the Tanners it may relieve some discomfort.

2 comments:

  1. where will you pin your race number?

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  2. Tee hee Martin, a good point :-)

    But I am a step ahead as I have an elasticated tri-belt that I got off EBay for £4.00. Perfect for these little adventures ;-)

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