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I wear slick compression shorts under my running shorts. The slick fabric helps reduce the ride up for me. My compression short come to midway down my upper leg (geez is that confusing sounding). I guess the distance between me crotch and knees. Graphic, sorry, but illustrative.

I also like my Saint Johns Bay workout wear I've picked up from JC Penney. I've got capris that I like, too.

The St. Johns Bay petite full length pants are awesome. I wear them in the cooler weather. When it gets cold, I will sometimes where a pair of cuddle duds long underwear for additional warmth without weight.

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I love buying my tech clothes at Kohls. Big fan of Fila short sleeve shirts and bermuda shorts.
Target often has some good deals on tech clothes, especially C9 sports bras

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I live in Florida. I've never had any chafing and don't look forward to that experience. I ran 10 miles for the first time today, so I haven't tried the long distances. Plan to run a HM before long.

I have one pair of running capris (be inspired brand from Belks) I bought in February, but found them too hot shortly thereafter. For training runs I sometimes just wear regular shorts, but I have a pair of purple Nike shorts that are loose and longer than most that I quite like, two pair of Fila - one compression and one that is loose with built in underwear, and one Tek Gear bermuda length. I got all 4 of those at Kohl's for good sales prices. They all work fine for me. My Nike shorts have no pockets, so I have to tie my car key in my shoe strings unless I'm running longer and take my fuel belt. The Tek Gear shorts have two big pockets and tie snuggly at my waist so good for my cell phone, MP3 player, and stuff on training runs.

I'm 62 and worry a little about falling. I've run for 9 months now without any falls, but a friend of mine wears knee protection under capris no matter how hot because of her experience with falls. At this point I'd rather be cooler and risk it I think.


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Great convo here. Can't wait to check out the capri's everyone is talking about!

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This was my staple set of winter gear. I wore them last winter and they kept me nice and comfortable on those really cold/dark days:

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Down here in NC it doesn't get SUPER cold, so I typically ended up removing my gloves after the first mile or so and made it most of the winter without needing a hat or full-length jacket on top of my long-sleeve shirt, but there were a few nights when I did.... After a hot summer, I'm looking forward to using my winter gear again!
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P.S. I wore the same stuff above when I ran at home in Hershey, PA over Thanksgiving and Christmas, but added a jacket over top (and I think an ear-warmer headband) and was still okay. I started out cold, but I like to stay "cool" when I run so after running a bit I felt really comfortable.
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I've got 2 pair of long running tights that I wear when it's below 45ish here in MO - and a wicking jacket - I've found that layering my wicking shirts has worked fabulously for those cold runs. As long as the wind isn't howling, I can usually make it with a long sleeved wicking shirt and sometimes a short sleeve wicking shirt over it. The tights keep my legs warm and snuggly without being too warm.

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9/10/11 3:26 P

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Our winter days in Michigan are often sub zero.
I switch from shorts to capris when the temps dip below 50s, and use tights when winter sets in
My favorite winter gear are Yaktrax. Love running in freshly fallen snow

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I run in shorts all the way down to freezing. My body core warms up quickly (especially the parts that are moving), but I do need long sleeves, gloves, and ear protection in cold weather (below 50). Since I live in a relatively warm climate, I don't have to worry about temps much below freezing. How cold does it get where you live?

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Thank you for all of the suggestions:) Also, it is getting a little chilly here in Ohio- does anyone have any suggestions for running pants? or any cold weather gear? I am new to this and I would like to run outside as long as possible

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The CW-X capri tights ARE that good. I bought a pair right before my marathon last November, and I'm convinced the extra support is what got me through in spite of my IT band injury.

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I may be a prude, but I wear shorts over my compression shorts - more modest - yes more layers too - but that's just my choice.

Because I couldn't find a pair of compression shorts that fit me well and felt comfortable when I first started running, I chose to purchase men's compression shorts from Under Armour. I've had 3 pair that get rotated every week for the past year and a half, and they haven't even begun to show wear.

Fortunately, I just discovered the Under Armour outlet store locally, so they have them at $27 a pair - half of what I paid.

BUT - I had never heard of this Running Sports online store, and I think I love it! Will definitely be purchasing soon.

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I have tried several different types of shorts/skirts/skorts, etc... My favorite (BY FAR!!!) is Nike Tempo Shorts. They have built in undies, are extremely comfy, don't ride up, and are just amazing! I highly recommend them :)

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Ann, with the running skirts it comes down to the compression shorts attached. Like you, I totally love the compression that stays in place. I have not worn regular shorts for running literally for years.

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I wear bermuda length compression shorts in the summer, capris when it gets chilly.

I tried a running skirt by accident - thought I was buying shorts. I liked it, sort of, but I have to grease up my thighs. I save it for the really warm weather or when my shorts are all in the wash.

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I have 5 pairs of Under Armour compression shorts - they also offer a longer length and come down just a few inches above my knee. Then I slap on a pair of Nike running shorts on top and call it good. I have loved this solution, I always had serious thigh-chaffing issues when I lived in Alabama and showed horses during the summer - it was so hot and humid there was just no way to avoid it. I haven't had a single issue with my UA shorts. Although here in Idaho it will be cold before we know it so I better stock up on some winter gear!

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I love Old Navy's running shorts!

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The only way you will know if the capri knee area will hit your knees properly is to try them on. I am 5'4" with no problem. As far as quality, these suckers will last a long long time in my honest opinion! Very well made!!!

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I just looked up the CW-X capri tights that were mentioned. They look awesome. A little expensive but if they really are THAT good, then probably worth it. I bought some yoga pants from Athleta, and paid the earth for them but they are so comfortable and flattering.

Now, a question for those who own these wonderul tights; are they suitable for very short legs? Sure I can get the capri rather than the full length, but the way the support goes around the knee, will that still work for me?

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Vanessa, I see you live in NC so until it cools off for you the capris may be too warm for you. Here in the upper Midwest we have had our fairshare of heat and that is when I wore my skorts. Please, if you have a chance to get to a running clothing store that stocks capri tights, at least try them on. I finally did and did not look back. I have wiggly jiggly thighs and my beloved capris hold everything just right! DO it!

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Laurie, I know everyone is different so I hate to say one way or another but I felt they were pretty much spot-on size wise. I ordered the XL and right now I suppose I probably could fit into a L, but the ones I have are not loose at all and not tight either - as Goldilocks said....they're just right. emoticon

So now I have to ask you a return question....I was looking at those capris online (never tried them on or saw them in a store) and I just couldn't pull the trigger on that purchase since it was hotter than you know what and I couldn't imagine wearing anything longer than shorts this summer. You don't think they're too warm or tight? And how did you think the sizing was? Maybe I'll have to think about getting a pair since you recommend them so highly. I think one of my friends wears them too, but I didn't ask to feel her pants! LOL Last winter I wore some Athleta pants which I really liked, but maybe it's time for me to graduate to some compression leggings.

And yes, I agree the prices on those shorts are excellent! Unfortunately I can't say the same for the Athleta pants I bought...


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Now that PINGUINAPLATA mentioned capris I need to chime in one more time. If you go to my SPage, you will see most of my running/racing now in my CW-X capri tights and I love them!! I will resort to my skirts when it is hot hot hot but I am now primarily in my capris. the compression holds everything together with NO CHAFING issues at all. Love them!

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Vanessa, I am a RoadRunner VIP and I love that website! With these Nike shorts, how do you find the sizing to be...run smaller, right on the money or run larger? The price is so right on these Nike's also! Thank you for the heads up.

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I know more than I'd like to about thigh-chafing! For that reason, most of my runs are in capris. I have one pair of shorts that have a compressions-short type liner, and they're very comfortable. I have several running skirts. They all look cute but only the ones with the longer shorts are comfortable for longer runs. For short runs, I can do short-shorts with body glide.

When it's cool enough to wear two layers, I'll wear the Walmart bike-short style shorts under running shorts. They're long enough to stop chafing but soft enough to be comfortable without pinching. And, as always, WM prices are awesome.

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I used to wear a running skirt that I got from Champion which I would have laid down in front of a moving vehicle for. Don't get me wrong, I still love the skirt and will wear it for my shorter runs, but as I lost weight (and increased my mileage above 6-8ish), I experienced my first inner-thigh chafing and I actually did wish that a car would run me over! ;)

When I first heard the word compression shorts I wanted to head for the hills because I don't like tight clothes and it just sounded HOT to be wearing in the summertime and like you, I have ALWAYS had problems with shorts riding up on me which is: a) embarrassing, b) uncomfortable and c) makes for some awkward running when you're constantly yanking them down. But, lo and behold, I found a pair that I love and will probably buy a few more pairs while I still can (I didn't buy extras of those skirts I mentioned before and I wish I had because they stopped carrying them and none of the other skirts I tried could hold a candle to those ones). Here are the ones I got:
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I'm about 5'1" and they hit me at about mid-thigh and don't ride up.

The Road Runner brand compression ones were equally good and if the Nike ones are too short for you the RR ones come in longer lengths that might work better. They really were almost identical in feel (tightness and thickness of the material).

I had bought a pair of Moving Comfort compression shorts in one of our local running stores to wear under my racing kilt and that sucker was TIGHT and the material was very thick - probably too tight/thick for summer weather, but was okay heat-wise in the spring-time when I wore them last. Being a brand for "big girls" I certainly didn't expect them to be quite so uncomfortable - it felt like I was wearing Spanx. I'm probably exaggerating too much, but they are definitely down the comfort scale from the other two I mentioned.

I hope you find something that works for you because running gear can make your life a dream or a living hell!

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I recently bought a pair of Athleta shorts and find them very comfortable.

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I hate shorts for that very reason and that is why i switched to running skirts/skorts with compression shorts attached ISkirtsports). Love compression shorts! No riding whatsoever!

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Hi everyone! I would love to run in shorts during this hot summer weather, however, I find that the addidas running shorts I have are CONSTANTLY riding up. Though I use body glide and do not have any chafing, I hate the feeling of them riding up and I am constantly pulling them down- which breaks my stride. Do any of you have any suggestions? Thank you!

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