Running a marathon with a rashguard?

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  1. 10000 Days

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    I have 3 rashguards, and I dont intend to spend extra on compression shirts. I'll be running a marathon in 4 months, and I've googled about this. I didnt get any clear answer, as some sites suggest it's okay since it's skin tight, while some say it's not okay, because it will constantly rub on your skin, which will cause chaffing.

    So is it a good idea to wear a rashguard if I'll be running a marathon?
     
  2. Minowafanatic

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    I'd just wear it on your training runs and see how it goes, probably if you just stick some tape over your nipples or some vaseline on it beforehand etc you'd be fine.
     
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    ^^^^ tape over nipples X2
     
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    He's a guy. He doesn't have nipples.
     
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    Or just cut nipple holes in your rashie. No chaffing guaranteed.
     
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    So you running in February time then? Might want as suggested to do a few training runs and check that the rashie is warm enough. Personally I would try to have a couple of tops, one for warmer days and another for colder ones....I remember doing an eighteen miler run in November and it was unseasonably warm...I overheated, got dehydrated and had to walk 4 miles back...

    Avoid cotton like the plague...
     
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