Sunday, January 23, 2011

Top Sports Bras for Long Runs

So I started thinking. I wanted to write a review of some of my favorite sports bras, for my double D's. Lemme tell you when running with such a "load" on the front of you and the load across your shoulders, its painful. The right bra choice can make or break a workout. I have certain sports bras that are okay for riding stationary bike at the gym, yoga, then the tie down mechanisms I use for my running. Long runs are even more of a deliberate choice.

I like the underarmor bra I reviewed. But to be honest I am not happy with the life of the bra. It seems to be deteriorating quickly and I have bought a couple since and the sizing doesn't seem to be consistent.

I have a champion bra that seems to work pretty well- but I end up with chaffing when I finish my runs. Either at the shoulders or even worse along the rib cage. I thought maybe I bought the wrong size but- I think its just the bra.

My new favorite is Moving Comfort. Their high impact fiona bra seems to be best. I don't end up with chaffing. The straps sit on your shoulders where a normal bra sits. It has a heavy 3 clasp closure- allowing for a little deterioration over time. I like how it holds them in place- read: NO bounce!! I get them at Dick's sporting goods but- I have seen them at my local running store too. They seem to be the best sports bra for running with a big chest. The only negative is the price- $44- but good quality comes at a price.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Training, Life and Blogging in a New Year

Okay- first off I haven't been blogging with the regularity I meant to, so I am going to give myself deadlines to help get me doing this regularly again. I have been traveling a lot for work and I keep up my training but it gets me out of life's routines. Enough with my excuses- moving on!

So I ran a 10k on New Years day. Same route as Thanksgiving and same time- 1:05. I have been logging a long run every weekend, and one run during the week usually. It is hard when you are in New England and it is dark at 400. My next planned race is in February in New Mexico. A friend has started doing the couch to 5k plan so we can run together when I visit. More to come on this in another blog.

I am also having a hard time with my weight loss due to training. I seem to not be able to drop anymore weight. Gluten Free helps me feel better and I dropped weight initially. But it all seems to be stuck even though I train about a hour about 5-6 days a week. It gets to be very frustrating. But a friend has offered to do a functional medical test on me to see what the issue could be- I am awaiting results. More to come on that!

Well that's the basic update as of now. I have not signed up for the half ironman yet. I wanted to get this diet and metabolic issue taken care of- but I think I am close to clicking the sign up button. I did just sign up for a half marathon. Hope all is going well with everyone. Happy New Year!