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holy bleeding nipples batman!

Bluwind360
Bluwind360

Well, no one told me there would be blood; to be honest I should have expected it given the amount of upper body twisting of the arms but It still came as a massive surprise. I pushed myself from 5k all the way to 10k this morning and was very surprise to find that when I returned home my pecks were bleeding. Has anyone got any tips for preventing this?

Just for the record I was wearing a loose fitting cotton t-shirt.

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Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

1. Never run in cotton! It soaks up and retains the sweat. Seek out some man made fibres. Depending on your budget, there are all manner of technical running tops but Amazon sell TCA-branded tops cheaply and Decathlon have their own-brand range. Football tops also work.

2. Get yourself some Nipeeze plasters for when this has healed. Again Amazon sell these. Whilst you have the current injury, a blob of savlon and a regular small plaster will be better.

Heal well.

Bluwind360
Bluwind360 in reply to Jay66UK

any idea how long healing will take/?? or is it a couple of days like a standard wound.

I have been putting off buying a 'proper' running top, I am on a budget and have been losing weight at an average of 1 stone per month so clothes don't last that long, especially fitted ones like running tops but it may be time to bite the bullet. Thank you for the advice

Jell6
Jell6Graduate in reply to Jay66UK

Jay, thank goodness he didn't post a picture!!!!!

Bluwind360
Bluwind360 in reply to Jell6

Well I was tempted

Jell6
Jell6Graduate in reply to Bluwind360

Don't!!!! I am still traumatised by the one Jay posted 🤮

Oldlady57
Oldlady57 in reply to Jell6

🤣🤣 Jell6. Jay66UK on a more serious note & if you haven’t got a hairy chest, some plasters maybe just to stop the friction?

Bluwind360
Bluwind360 in reply to Oldlady57

Bit of a hairy chest but will still give plasters a go.

Oldlady57
Oldlady57 in reply to Bluwind360

Plasters won’t stick if you have a hairy chest. If you can afford Madges suggestion, I’d go with that 👍🏻

Madge50
Madge50Graduate

My OH tried plasters, even the fancy ones apparently ‘specific’ for this, all came off at some point......and still ended up sore.......Vaseline just stains your tops.....best thing so far a stick of ‘body glide’ it’s like a solid deodorant stick, can be used anywhere you get chafing.....😳....not cheap, but has had no problems since starting to use it.......he just has to remember to put it on......😂.....

Things do toughen up a bit over time.......

Mx

Bluwind360
Bluwind360 in reply to Madge50

Thank you madge, I will also look into this. :D

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Bluwind360

Also available as “Lanacane” at Boots.

I’m hairy and the NipEAZE plasters really work well. I even found them still on after a bath (to soak legs) followed by a shower (to get clean) followed by a day at work!

Jell6
Jell6Graduate

Bluwind, I apologise, I was distracted by the bleeding nipple, only just reread your post, have you gone from week 4 in July/August , and have already got to 10k?

Did you do a 5 k and go straight up to 10k?

Bluwind360
Bluwind360 in reply to Jell6

my first run (since child hood) was the W1r1 C25k on the 21st july; I followed the plan until week 5 , run 1 and then on the 15th August when I should have ran W5r2 I kept going as I was feeling fantastic and did about 6k. I then ran 5k every other day; and today kept going after my 5k up to 10k.

I know the plan is not just about getting to 5k,10k but also about doing it safely and injury free; however I walk about 15 miles per day in patrol boots with equipment so my legs are pretty well strain protected in that respect

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Check out start fitness online. You can pick up proper running gear for under a tenner. Also tkmaxx and Lidl 👍

Bluwind360
Bluwind360 in reply to GoGo_JoJo

I will check them out. TY GoGo_JoJo

Jell6
Jell6Graduate

Wozers .....🤯, I can't imagine the strength and stamina required, no wonder your nipples bled🙄

Bluwind360
Bluwind360 in reply to Jell6

I must admit it was by no means a fast run.

Good old Vaseline applied before every run. Apparently Lidl do running gear if you need a cheap running top.

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