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Long Run Must-haves

****TMI WARNING on this post****

So today we did our week 3 long run. We hit the hills hard and we didn't feel like pushing much further so we increased our mileage a whopping quarter of a mile. Nonetheless, we have reached a time in our training where preparation with the right gear is a MUST.

Nick discovered today that at the 9+ mile mark, he needs to start using nipple protection. His nipples crack, get red, and bleed if they aren't protected. It's really quite disgusting. I can't even think about it without getting the heebie geebies. NipGuards are a must-have from this point on.

BodyGlide is also a must-have. The sport lubricant is miracle stuff. Most every long distance runner knows that once you reach a certain point in your training your shirts, socks and shorts will cause you to chaffe all over your body... in places you would never think about. Without this fine product, the experience has the potential of becoming much more painful.


Aliceson said…
Chapped nipples? I thought that was just a breastfeeding thing. Who knew?
Sara said…
I'll tell you who knew, Andy Bernard! (office anyone?)
srbaynes said…
I always suspected Nick had weak nipples.
13skulls said…
In boot camp after running for miles on the beach , 36 guys would return to the barracks tired, sweaty, and with these prominent red/brown streaks running down the front of our white T-shirts from the chest to the waist. Yes, Nip protectors would have been greatly appreciated then.

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