Ran a 5K today

Medical or athletic tape is generally the best bet in my experience. Nexcare paper medical tape will stick well even with a decent amount of hair underneath it, although if you're a total yeti I suppose it may not adhere well enough. It smarts a bit when you pull it off, but not nearly as much as hopping in the shower with raw nipples does.

The lubricant trick has never worked at all for me, it's either tape or blood.

I do the body glide and it mostly nixes it for anything up to 20 miles. Perhaps keep a small tube of Vasoline in your kit and retouch later in your run.

I get nipple bleed if I go longer than 7 miles or so. I've tried a bunch of solutions and only one thing has worked for me. I've used Glide, Aquafor, Vaseline, etc with various success. Then I just used those little round bandaids that look like pasties. Works. Like. A. Charm. Very little hair loss on removal and I'm a pretty furry chap.

If your experience is at all like mine, all you need is:

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Just for comedy value, here's the email exchange I had with my burlesque buddy:

Jonman wrote:

So, I've been running right? Further and further. Go me.

Now my nipples hurt like motherf*****s. Stupid jogger's nipple.

While brainstorming solutions to my nipple-problems, I thought of you guys and pasties. I'm kind of working on assumption that I'm overthinking the problem, and there's better solutions, but I like to be thorough, so tell me about pasties.

Are they easy to put on/remove?
Is whatever adhesive you use going to resist the epic sweatiness of a hairy guy running on a hot day?
How gay, on a scale of flaming to drag-queen, would I look wearing pasties?
Am I liable to incur lash-marks from tassles whipping around?
And finally, do you notice an aerodynamic benefit?

Heidi Von Haught wrote:

You are f***ing hilarious.

Full pasties would not be necessary. Spirit gum would probably be sweat resistant and your pasties would stay on, but it hurts like a bitch when you pull it off. And your titty hair. You would look extremely gay, but that's a bonus.

However, I think they do make stuff exactly for joggers nipple. I think its a salve. But you could also buy those "pasties" that are made for ladies who don't want to wear a bra and don't want their nipples to show through. They are basically stickers rather than bukram backed pasties. Randi Rascal uses those sometimes. Think they would stay on in heavy sweat, Randi?

You have awesome friends.

Has...has anyone ever seen Jonman and Mex in the same place at the same time?

Wow is runkeeper way better than imapmyrun.

After all that, the simple solution for tonight's run was to free the nipples. No shirt, no pain.

First I felt like a badass, then I ended up waiting to cross a road with another shirtless runner who looked like he modelled for Abercrombie and Fitch, all bulging abs and pecs. Then I left him watching my heels disappearing into the distance, and felt like a badass again.

Jonman wrote:

After all that, the simple solution for tonight's run was to free the nipples. No shirt, no pain.

First I felt like a badass, then I ended up waiting to cross a road with another shirtless runner who looked like he modelled for Abercrombie and Fitch, all bulging abs and pecs. Then I left him watching my heels disappearing into the distance, and felt like a badass again.

Alternately, cut the nipple areas out of the shirt. And wear pasties with tassels.

The 5K thread is going through an identity crisis.

Tanglebones wrote:
Jonman wrote:

After all that, the simple solution for tonight's run was to free the nipples. No shirt, no pain.

Alternately, cut the nipple areas out of the shirt. And wear pasties with tassels.

Tangle, are you doing anything for the next week? Because I'm going to Burning Man in 9 days, and you, sir, seem to be the ideal candidate to act as my costumier. I'll pay you in bacon and firm handshakes?

Jonman wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:
Jonman wrote:

After all that, the simple solution for tonight's run was to free the nipples. No shirt, no pain.

Alternately, cut the nipple areas out of the shirt. And wear pasties with tassels.

Tangle, are you doing anything for the next week? Because I'm going to Burning Man in 9 days, and you, sir, seem to be the ideal candidate to act as my costumier. I'll pay you in bacon and firm handshakes?

You had me at bacon! The remaining costuming advice I have: zippers, leathers, feathers.

Tanglebones wrote:
Jonman wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:
Jonman wrote:

After all that, the simple solution for tonight's run was to free the nipples. No shirt, no pain.

Alternately, cut the nipple areas out of the shirt. And wear pasties with tassels.

Tangle, are you doing anything for the next week? Because I'm going to Burning Man in 9 days, and you, sir, seem to be the ideal candidate to act as my costumier. I'll pay you in bacon and firm handshakes?

You had me at bacon! The remaining costuming advice I have: zippers, leathers, feathers.

Merkin, don't forget the merkin!

This went way off the rails. Anyway, I'd recommend vasoline per CF's suggestion of using it to touchup.

AnimeJ wrote:

This went way off the rails. Anyway, I'd recommend vasoline per CF's suggestion of using it to touchup.

Re-railing *SCREECH*...

Going to try band-aids and/or surgical tape for today's run and see how that goes. I'm running from work during my lunchbreak, so striding around with no shirt on isn't really an option.

I typically run early in the morning before work. Like 5:30 to 6:00 early. It's starting to get dark around those times now. I've got some reflective strips, but I'm not sure how comfortable I'm going to be running in the pitch black before long.

And of course, it's only another few months before we'll be seeing snow on the ground as well. Man I am not looking forward to having to go back inside for my exercise! I have an elliptical, but hate it. Do any of you run any significant distance on a treadmill? I may have to find a friend who has one to test it out, see if that's a better option than elliptical-ing away the winter.

Continuing the re-rail. I no longer have a gym membership, and my physical therapy is over, so I'm going to try to start up jogging again, as soon as I get the all clear from my lawyers.

Teneman wrote:

And of course, it's only another few months before we'll be seeing snow on the ground as well. Man I am not looking forward to having to go back inside for my exercise! I have an elliptical, but hate it. Do any of you run any significant distance on a treadmill? I may have to find a friend who has one to test it out, see if that's a better option than elliptical-ing away the winter.

I got into running at the start of this year, and spent the first couple of months on a treadmill at the gym. i was hitting 5 or 6 miles by the time I transitioned to the great outdoors. Not sure if that's what you mean by 'significant'.

It was OK, although obviously much less enjoyable that being outdoors. On the plus side, there's plenty more fit people in tight clothing to ogle

Yeah, that's about the distance I'd be looking for. At least that's what I'm hoping to be up to routinely by mid-winter. Just wasn't sure if running those distances on a treadmill were realistic, or if you'd die of boredom.

Unfortunately for me I wouldn't be in a gym but in my house - assuming I replace the elliptical. I suppose I could wear tight clothing and mount a mirror on the wall in front of the treadmill, but I'm not sure that type of ogling would be healthy

Teneman wrote:

Yeah, that's about the distance I'd be looking for. At least that's what I'm hoping to be up to routinely by mid-winter. Just wasn't sure if running those distances on a treadmill were realistic, or if you'd die of boredom.

Unfortunately for me I wouldn't be in a gym but in my house - assuming I replace the elliptical. I suppose I could wear tight clothing and mount a mirror on the wall in front of the treadmill, but I'm not sure that type of ogling would be healthy ;)

Self-ogling aside, I think it's realistic, but potentially challenging. Load yourself up with sufficient entertaining media, and you'll be good to go. mp3s, podcasts, even TV shows or movies. I'd get my podcast-listening in on the treadmill. Without that, it would have been *deathly* boring.

I typically just listen to music while running outside, but I definitely think something more would be in order if inside on a treadmill. I used to go nuts on the elliptical, which is one of the reasons I didn't do it as often as I should.

It might even be worth mounting a small TV on the wall in the exercise room and finding a way to pipe Netflix in. A single one hour show lasts 44 minutes or so, that's not far off a 5 mile workout time...

Edit: Just dawned on me that there's an even easier way to do the media. No need for a TV at all, just prop the wife's iPad up on the treadmill screen and voila, instant Netflix viewer.

My audible.com subscription gets me though a lot of cold dark workouts. Plug in the Wheel of Time and I have episodic content to last for months and months while I sweat.

Oso wrote:

My audible.com subscription gets me though a lot of cold dark workouts. Plug in the Wheel of Time and I have episodic content to last for months and months while I sweat.

Those braids aren't gonna tug themselves!

You know, it hadn't even occurred to me to do audiobooks while running. Man, am I dumb. To Audible!

Chaz wrote:

You know, it hadn't even occurred to me to do audiobooks while running. Man, am I dumb. To Audible!

Definitely an interesting idea. I find my run speed affected to some extent by the tempo of the music I'm listening too though. I wonder what an audiobook, or for that matter a TV show, would do to my pace?

Absolutely with the podcasts. Seemingly counter-intuitively given my occupation, I specifically dislike listening to music while I run. I think it's because I generally listen to music while doing something else so often that it tends to become background noise for the other activity, and when that other activity is as exhausting as running is, I dwell on the exertion more.

If I'm listening to someone talk, though, I'm able to lose myself in that conversation and forget about the pain.

Mytch wrote:

Absolutely with the podcasts. Seemingly counter-intuitively given my occupation, I specifically dislike listening to music while I run. I think it's because I generally listen to music while doing something else so often that it tends to become background noise for the other activity, and when that other activity is as exhausting as running is, I dwell on the exertion more.

If I'm listening to someone talk, though, I'm able to lose myself in that conversation and forget about the pain.

I'm rather the opposite. When I'm running I listen to music specifically so it does become background noise. That helps me clear my mind so I can either think about nothing (nice sometimes) or think about whatever problem I'm facing at the moment. I'm not sure how listening to something that I actually concentrate on such as a podcast or a TV show will affect my run. It will be interesting to try and see.

I can definitely see both sides of this debate. I think it's worth trying the free trial of Audible and see how that goes.

Unrelated, has anyone found a good armband for holding a Droid Incredible?

In addition to Audible, many local libraries use Overdrive to rent audiobooks for free that can be listened to on smartphones/ipods. Worth looking into; I know NYPL does it.

Mytch wrote:

Absolutely with the podcasts. Seemingly counter-intuitively given my occupation, I specifically dislike listening to music while I run. I think it's because I generally listen to music while doing something else so often that it tends to become background noise for the other activity, and when that other activity is as exhausting as running is, I dwell on the exertion more.

If I'm listening to someone talk, though, I'm able to lose myself in that conversation and forget about the pain.

I was talking about this exact thing with my girlfriend/running partner recently. We agreed that music vs talk fulfill different needs.

For me, the first half of a long run is good for listening to podcasts. Once I start to get tired, I have trouble following the thread of a conversation, and do much better with some bass-heavy music to keep my feet moving. I've started to identify particular albums that work well, have a comparable bpm to my natural cadence.

Fun fact - Iron Maiden is bloody superb to run to. Run To The Hills indeed!