Sometimes the clothing that we wear to run in can be painful and leave us feeling a little sore. During the London Marathon earlier this year I found that a label in my running bottoms had caused my leg to bleed from the friction. This isn’t ideal when I’m trying to focus on my run!
So what’s the alternative?!
Sweat is the worst enemy when it comes to workout chafing so avoid cotton because it soaks up and holds on to moisture. Instead opt for sweat-wicking performance material that transports it away from your skin.
Another tip is to choose tight fitting clothing over loose kit, as this will minimise friction.
And don’t forget Vaseline – something I neglected during the marathon – it keeps sensitive skin lubricated. It’s great for under arms or where your bra sits!!