This time of year is great for running, little humidity, moderate temperatures, Fall colors and plenty of races to prepare for. However, because you tend to sweat less (or perspire, if you are a lady!) you have to be aware of all the potential places where chafing may occur. The usual place for men are the nipples (can be very painful) and the thighs where the shorts rub. Application of vasoline or bodyglide products normally keep this at bay, yeah I know not a pretty thought is it :-)
Well, my nipples have been recovering from the Metric Marathon race back on Oct 4th and so they get well lubed up......legs are ok at the moment. Went out running yesterday for 90mins, didn't have any issues until I get in the shower and jeez my ear lobe feels really sore! What the hell have I done to my ear lobe? I had been chafed by my headphones. HOW CAN HEADPHONES CHAFE?, I have been running with those for the past two years and never had a chafing issue.
Now I have to decide whether or not to start putting bodyglide on my right ear lobe....I reckon it's a one-off but it certainly was pretty weird.
- Impromptu Bowie Isolation Marathon
- Post run functional strength work...this season I'm taking a more holistic view of my #swimbikerun & ensuring that strength work doesn't get skipped. . . . #triathlon #ironman #salmingrunning #IFB #triathlete #2020goals #running
- Still reflecting on @gravel_worlds from this past weekend. 150miles of primo gravel in Lincoln NE with 10,000ft of climbing. It was hard but I went for it and utimately paid the price in the last hour when I cracked, really cracked. Crawled to the finish just over 9hrs after starting.....but yes it was fun! . . . . . #gravelworlds #gravelride #IFB #parvillacycles #cycling #vandessel #lincoln
- First cross race of the season at #AACX today....always a tough race when you are the race director as well but had a solid race for 4th in the Elite Masters. . . . . . #IFB #cyclocross #parvillacycles #vandessel #tifosioptics #pactimo #industrynine