Nipple Burn!

Did the title make you cringe? Well the actual burn is even worse. It's the unspoken bain of many male runners existence. Years ago when I started distance running, I learned the hard way and ruined one too many blood stained shirts. Since then, I've tried a variety of preventative methods from vaseline (which makes grease stains) , to band-aids (which you see), to shirtless running (which leads to judgmental stares -- "who does he think he is").

Ten years later, I think I found something that actually works ------ KINESIO TAPE! On a whim the other day, I decided to give it a try. It seems to stay in place, be inconspicuous, and peel off without needing a skin graft. Lookie there...great for treating injuries in physical therpay AND nipple burn.

I am also treating a patient who runs 100 miles/week (yes, 100 miles) and asked him to weigh in on the topic. He swears by singlet shirts and vaseline.

The ladies may have a hard time finding the right sports bra, but nipple burn is no picnic!

If you have any other suggestions, I 'd love to hear it!

Favorite Song on My Running Playlist

NYC Marathon Training: Day 33

Happy Friday!!! With all the Olympic excitement going on, my bedtime seems to be getting later, thus making it a bit tough to get up for my morning run.

However, with a little help from my morning cup of joe and Jimi Hendrix’s “Star Spangled Banner” (the first song on my NYC Marathon mix), I was amped up and ready to go!


6.32 mi; 55’14”; 8:49 pace; 732 calories

25 pull ups for some additional burn

Ankle exercises with theraband