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Don’t Get Rubbed Up The Wrong Way

April 9, 2008

A number of newcomers to Striders have discovered that running has a nasty little side-effect: chafing. Chafing is a normal part of any runner’s experience, although it doesn’t have to be. There are things you can do about it.

The most basic anti-chafing measure people take is Vaseline. Its benefits are that it is cheap and works. I’ve moved on from Vaseline and have discovered a new and better way. Its more expensive I’ll grant you, but I’ve never looked back. The best thing you can have in my experience is Bodyglide.

It’s silicone based which means it doesn’t melt and mark your clothes, and it lasts. I use it in ultra-marathons and it lasts for over 7 hours over 90km, so I reckon that’s good. This little tub which operates like any stick product will last you the better part of a year and costs about between $15 -$25 and is available locally from phsyiosupplies.com.au based in Brendale [you can buy direct from the warehouse for about $15 or further afield from Intraining in Milton or Triathletes World Cyclery in Albion.

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