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.