I have a pair of the shorts. Honestly, I don't love them. I don't have chafing problems with any of my other shorts, but got the medium length with these, and I do on runs of about 10 miles or more. But I know lots of people who like them.
Really? i never have chaffing. I own 4 pairs of shorts, 2 pairs of tights. I LOVE THEM! I was wearing them Sat night, if you got a chance to check out my booty on our run <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
I prefer the LD ones as well.
I thought maybe that you had race ready tights.<br><br>
Not that I was checking out your booty. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
I just wondered where you were carrying all the clif blocks and whatnot.
hehe, i am like a pack mule <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> I LOVE them. If they were not so expensive i would buy more. They are also VERY good in the rain. Unfortunatly i have been in many races with rain.<br><br>
They make bike short type shorts too, but i have not tried them, no chaffage with those i would assume.
same for me. I wear them out of habit, I guess. I've never worn anything else for a marathon. I don't even use the pockets!!! I've gone to pinning stuff on the front because I hate the bounce in my butt, so I don't really need to wear the racereadys, it's just a comfort thing. I wear the split ones, which is why I only wear at races. They show alot of leg.....and the older I get....the more I'm concerned about showing a sagging rear. But they are nice for quick pees.
I typically go low cost on training gear - But for Racing I bought the LD (4 inch inseam) with all the pockets. I like them so much - I bought 2 more pair. I can get 8 gel packs in them comfortably - 2 of the pockets seal - I keep a bottle of S-Caps if needed.
I pack my race ready's so full that if i got lost on the trail i would probably be good for a few days <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br>
I carry my phone, pepper spray, chapstick, electrolyte caps, 2-3 packs of clif blocks, gatorade mix, and a granola bar if i am feeling wild.
diablita - I managed over 20 gels in a 50 miler last fall. I figured I would keep the energy flowing down until it came the other way - It never did.<br><br>
I also wear a camelback, but for marathons, the shorts are great. I usually carry 5-6 gels.
wow! I'm very impressed -- both for gel AND mile quantity! I'm not sure if my stomach just doesn't like the gels, or if it's that I tend to avoid large qtys of sugar due to hypoglycemia so I'm not used to digesting them. Either way, I've learned that I can't tolerate several brands, and that I have to be very careful in races about how much I take in at once and what I wash it down with. I do much better with the Sport Beans but they don't give me the same pick me up.