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December 15, 2010

As most of you know, not much goes unshared on Run Like A Mother. My Midwestern mentality sometimes gets a little red-faced when I see that SBS has put up a post about clearing out the system before a run, but the reality is this: after giving birth, when I was poked, prodded and paraded around naked in front of total strangers, my modesty levels have fallen almost as much as my saggy, nursed-out chest has.

In that spirit–and because it’s come up on our Facebook page more than once–we want to know: Do you go commando when you run or workout? If not, what kind of undies do you wear?

Henna Hipsters: surprisingly tough and performance-driven. Just like a RLAM'er.

If you fall into the cover-me category, you’ll be psyched that your answer qualifies you to win one of six pairs of super cute Isis Henna Hipsters. These technical undies wick sweat faster than you can produce it, and because they’re seamless, they say ix-nay to chafing. If you fall into the commando category, you definitely still want a pair: they’re great for hiking, skiing or just taking a stroll with your dog.

So, undies while running: yay or nay?


The seven winners of the six-pack of nuun–and their running goals are–

1. Andrea Lehman: My running goals for 2011-
*to be injury free and to take the time to stretch, ice baths, etc to stay that way.
*run a half marathon in under 2 hours- I am so so close- this will be my 4th
*run my first full in the fall- either marine corp marathon in DC or the Philly full in november
*to always remember the joy of running!!!!

2. Liana Shanes: 1/2 way indeed! My end goal since I started last summer was to run a full marathon by the end of 2011. Having JUST completed the Amica Seattle 1/2 a few weeks ago, I’m HALF WAY THERE with a comittment to Team in Training to be a team mentor for the Nike Women’s 2011 season.

3. Vicky H.: To complete a sprint distance triathlon…then work up to international distance…..a whole new ball game baby!!

4. Kathy S.: I have 2 goals:

1- I’d like to run 3 miles on my due date again. I’ve run all the way through this pregnancy (7 months & counting) and I did the same including 3 miles on my due date with my first son.

2-I’m due March 1st, and I am signing up for an awesome local marathon in October that I’ve done before. I’m not putting an official time goal on it, but I’d be really happy with a sub 4…

5. Denise: My ultimate goal is to run a marathon by the time I’m 50. I started running this year at 44. So far, I’ve done 3 5ks and improved my time on each one, then I had a little setback with an injury. Next year I’ll do a 10k and keep trying to improve my time, and just work up from there. My kids are only 5 and 3, so my most important goal is to get/stay in shape and set a good example for them.

6. Susan Kokesh: 2 goals: to stay injury free, and to break 24 hours at the 100 mile distance.

7. Jacinda: I want to run a half-marathon in less than 2 hours and get back to my pre-pregnancy weight!

Congrats, you soon-to-be-well-hydrated winners! Send us an e-mail at runmother at gmail dot com with Nuun winner in the subject and your address in the e-mail. We’ll get those tubes out asap.

If you didn’t win and need some nuun, you can get 20% off any order with the code stockingstuffer. Check out the details here.

295 Comments leave one →
  1. Judy permalink
    December 15, 2010 3:23 am

    Nay for me. No extra chafing.

  2. December 15, 2010 3:38 am

    I run properly equipped in this department 😉

  3. December 15, 2010 3:40 am

    Yay for me. Tried commando but it wasn’t comfy. I prefer my g’s or my jockey’s (they are a type of see-through, breathable, microfibre type undie. Otherwise it has to be cotton.

  4. Susan permalink
    December 15, 2010 4:07 am

    Nay in most situations. I often wear something under my winter running tights, though, because they chafe if I go commando.

  5. December 15, 2010 4:12 am

    Absolutely YAY. I can’t believe so many people go commando! It makes me feel uncomfortable just THINKING about it 🙂

  6. Dena permalink
    December 15, 2010 4:19 am

    No undies for me. As long as what I’m wearing has a well-made crotch area, it’s much more comfortable to run without.

  7. Megan permalink
    December 15, 2010 4:24 am

    90% of the time I go commando. If I’m wearing a pair of loose fitting pants, sometimes I’ll wear Nike Pro Fit compression shorts or a Moving Comfort bikini.

  8. Catrina permalink
    December 15, 2010 4:40 am

    I would have never thought to go commando. So undies for me!

  9. Rebecca permalink
    December 15, 2010 4:49 am

    I have a few pairs of shorts with built-ins, which I love, I add no extra when wearing those, otherwise yup, the girl stays covered.

  10. Nan permalink
    December 15, 2010 4:49 am

    Yes to undies when I run! I’ve tried it both ways and am just more comfy with that extra layer of protection. 🙂

  11. December 15, 2010 4:51 am

    If I’m wearing compression — commando, but otherwise, undies.

  12. December 15, 2010 4:51 am

    Talk about TMI…. I usually run first thing in the morning. So… if I already have undies on, I wear them. If I don’t, I don’t. (C’mon! Who wants to put on a pair of clean undies just to get them immediately stanky!?)

    We’ll let you ponder why I might or might not be wearing underpants in the morning…..

    P.S. And TTTTTMI…. I usually have them on. : )

  13. TRH permalink
    December 15, 2010 4:53 am

    I go commando in my running togs. My little girls think its “icky” to run without panties. They’d be so proud if I sported the hipsters!

    • Jen permalink
      December 15, 2010 8:42 pm

      Commando- although in this cold weather it would be super nice to have another non-chafing layer!

  14. December 15, 2010 4:56 am

    I absolutely go commando! I have a hard enough time making undergarments stay where they are supposed to in the course of normal activities-I certainly do not want to worry about that when I’m running. I pick out shorts with a liner and tights with a crotch. One notable exception-my CWX tights. I do NOT like the seam that runs right up the middle of my …who-ha… Much less the little triangle of fabric the tacked in to cover that seam!! I was convinced the first time I put them on I’d be chafed in places I hadn’t been since my honeymoon!!!! But to my pleasant surprise-once I was running-I didn’t feel anything! I still can’t stand them when I first put them on (as if I think that seam will suddenly disappear!) but, they are still my go-to cold weather pant. 😀

  15. EmJay permalink
    December 15, 2010 4:57 am

    Depends on what I’m wearing.

  16. December 15, 2010 5:04 am

    Nay. I switched to commando a couple of years ago – best decision ever. However, these underwear sound fabulous!

  17. Laurie A. permalink
    December 15, 2010 5:06 am

    No commando for me. I am just not comfortable without my drawers!

  18. Amanda permalink
    December 15, 2010 5:19 am

    Switched to dirty fraternity a few months back when I started upping the mileage and was too lazy to add yet another garment to the wash. I’d give these a whirl, though.

  19. December 15, 2010 5:24 am

    I mostly run in shorts that already have a built in liner of some sort, but if not, I don’t have anything. It’s too much work and not really worth it in the end!!

  20. Majda permalink
    December 15, 2010 5:24 am

    The only time I was going commando (wow, great improvement of my English vocabulary LOL) was 10 years back when I was running short track competitions. Otherwise always undies. 🙂

  21. Carolyn permalink
    December 15, 2010 5:41 am

    Yay – but truthfully I have never tried running without. Maybe when the weather warms up I’ll give it a go! Until then I would love some new undies! 🙂

  22. December 15, 2010 5:43 am

    Yay! Even though I have next to no modesty, I am a “with undies” runnin’ mom and those Henna Hipsters look amazing!

  23. Cindy permalink
    December 15, 2010 5:44 am

    I have to wear undies when I run, I could tell you tmi, but that’s for Tueday’s!

  24. nancy m permalink
    December 15, 2010 5:45 am

    no commando here, even wearing tri shorts in a triathlon–yes, I’m sure VPL has entertained some fellow runners, which is why I do love wearing a skirt over my very necessary chub containing compression shorts.

  25. Kelsey K. permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:00 am

    Yay! Always undies for me! Maybe I’ll give commando a try sometime…

  26. Stacia permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:02 am

    I’m with Dena–I consider this the ultimate test of running gear. If I can’t go commando comfortably, I think the shorts, tights, etc. aren’t well made. I have a cute pair of tights that are solely for wearing around the house now due to bunchy crotch…I had to cut them from the team, cute or no.

  27. Nancy M permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:04 am

    I’ve never even tried running without undies…

  28. Julie permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:05 am

    Of course I do!

  29. December 15, 2010 6:06 am

    I don’t really have much else to say here.

  30. Janette permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:08 am

    I wear running skirts mostly so nay for me, but those undies do look real cute and I would definitely wear them for hiking.

  31. December 15, 2010 6:10 am

    none for me….no extra chaffing needed here!

  32. Jennifer permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:11 am

    Depends on the apparel, if I am wearing capris or workout type pants I will wear underwear, if it is running shorts with the pantie built in then no need to double up.

  33. December 15, 2010 6:14 am

    I could NOT go commando…but the undies I wear for running are similar to these. I would LOVE to try these!

  34. Susan Riley permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:22 am

    I only buy shorts & tights etc that have a gusset crotch so that I can go commando when I run, do yoga, or spin. That being said – I’d love to win a pair of those pretty panties to wear when we go hiking! It would be a wonderful birthday gift since my birthday is in 2 weeks.

  35. Jess M permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:25 am

    Well goodness, I’ve never even THOUGHT of going commando?!?! hahaha! I just wear my regular cotton underwear and never had a problem?

  36. Heidi permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:25 am

    It’s a yay for me. Maybe it’s my prudish midwestern roots, but I just can’t leave the house without my unders on!

  37. December 15, 2010 6:28 am

    Love that this is a topic question! We laugh and laugh in my all women running group about this! No, no,and no! There is already underwear built in to running shorts. I cannot even image putting on another pair, especially in the summer!! Too swampy!

  38. December 15, 2010 6:30 am

    This is too funny! My mom and I have been on the hunt for some “running undies.” I just don’t feel right going without…although I’ve never tried it…I know, don’t judge until you’ve tried it once, right? Maybe.

  39. December 15, 2010 6:32 am

    I always wear underwear when I workout. Except when swimming.

  40. WendyLD permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:32 am


  41. Becky Connar permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:33 am

    I cannot do commando. My favorite running undies are the Under Armour Boy Short Undies. No chafing, no riding up, and no panty line in those compression shorts/tights!

  42. Bente permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:40 am

    A little of both-shorts with built ins-definitely no undies. But with tights, capris, etc I will wear lululemon techthongs-really truly very comfortable! I will have to try my CW-X tights without though based on the above mention-but honestly they really do look uncomfortable without undies.

  43. Christine permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:40 am

    Yay – except when I’m wearing my running shorts with the built-in liners – I love those.

  44. Tracy permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:41 am

    I have tried the commando thing but I just can’t do it! And haven’t found a good seamless one so I love a pair of these!

  45. Celeste permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:45 am

    Yay–seamless briefs!

  46. Stephanie permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:49 am

    Definitely commando. I made the switch and it really is the best!

  47. December 15, 2010 6:49 am

    I’ve tried without and I can’t stand it (can’t even get out of the house) so I run in whatever I am wearing. Typically cotton but there has been the occasional chafing to deal with. These sound great- I would love to try them!

  48. Mina permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:50 am

    Yay to unides while running!


  49. Paigie permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:50 am

    HEY! even though I wear a running skirt with built in briefs, I just am so used to wearing undies that i keep on wearing them. I don’t even notice! I figure I’d notice if I weren’t wearing them so why change. 😉

  50. cindyAz permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:50 am

    I have to have undies. Never ran without them because they have never bothered me.

  51. December 15, 2010 6:50 am

    Haven’t tried commando yet. Would enjoy a pair of these!
    Wearing cotton panties while running during the winter is not a good idea … a very cold bum

  52. December 15, 2010 6:51 am

    If it is a running workout I plan to do,
    with either shorts, capris or pants too,
    In the heat, rain or in the snow,
    It is certainly commando I will go.
    And to avoid the chafe and those unsightly zits
    I slather body glide on the girly bits.
    Sharing this may be TMI,
    But my RLAM modesty too has fallen by the wayside.

  53. Chris permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:52 am

    Undies – yay… But the longer boy short type that won’t ride up when running. Can’t stand the vpl!

  54. Tricia permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:53 am

    It would never occur to me to go commando!!

  55. Stephanie permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:54 am

    Usually commando but depends on what i’m wearing, in desperate need of some good ones I can wear for those pants/capris that I just can’t go commando under!

  56. December 15, 2010 6:57 am

    It has never even crossed my mind to go commando, but I must say I’m intrigued! Might need to try that…once the snow melts 🙂

  57. kim permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:58 am

    yay for me

  58. JillC permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:00 am

    Undies. I am afraid of chafing if I did not!

  59. Jessica Carter permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:03 am

    Definitely yay. With a post three baby belly and extra padding on my bootie I like to wear undies that help hold everything in place.

  60. Linda B permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:05 am

    yay for me too.

  61. Gina permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:05 am

    Nay when wearing short with liners or compression shorts. Tried both and I do prefer going commando.

  62. ShelleyMM permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:05 am

    Either undies or compression shorts depending on the length of the run and the weather.

  63. December 15, 2010 7:06 am

    Undies. Always. Commando. Never.

  64. Pip permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:06 am

    Never thought I would go without, but have done while running over the last year. Best thing ever!!

  65. Callie permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:12 am

    I’m commando when I run, but wear underwear all other times…so I’d love those pretty panties!!

  66. Tori permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:18 am

    When wearing tight running pants – no undies – last thing my butt needs while bouncing up and down is panty lines! Running shorts – have to have the kind with undies built in, but still wear my own also.

  67. December 15, 2010 7:19 am

    Commando, except for my favorite winter running pants, which are loose-fitting and need something under.

  68. Kristyn G permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:21 am

    i’ve never even considered going commando! i just wear what ever i have on 🙂

  69. December 15, 2010 7:30 am

    Undies, definitely. Didn’t know commando was an option until RLAM.

  70. SueM permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:33 am

    Running shorts have built in undies – they do the trick. If wearing tights – commando – unless the temps are really cold (say, below 20), then Asics running underwear. Never anything cotton – spend the money to get real wicking running undies!

    These posts are interesting – I thought EVERYONE went commando. Guess I was wrong…

  71. Tina Z permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:33 am

    Undies all the way. Though I noticed I feel more comfortable in a bathing suit bikini bottom than cotton underwear, strange but it works. These might too!

  72. Stacy permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:39 am

    Commando. Most all of the time. Sometimes I wear underwear with my tights. But I don’t often run in tights. Though those Henna hipsters might inspire me to wear underwear more often.

  73. December 15, 2010 7:42 am

    I’ve tried going commando, but I always seem to chafe if I’m not wearing undies, regardless of what tights/shorts I’m wearing. So, I usually wear my Victoria’s Secret hiphuggers. For long runs, it definitely has to be synthetic material. If it’s a short run, then I don’t worry if I’m wearing cotton.

  74. Laurel Cutter permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:43 am

    I always go commando. Always. However, if I were lucky enough to have a sweet pair of Henna Hipsters, I would definitely be willing to change my ways….please?

  75. Kelly permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:52 am

    yes to underwear…wear regular cotton, so I would love to try the dry-wicking!

  76. Susan in Denver permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:55 am

    Yes for me, too!

  77. Sue G permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:56 am

    Underwear all the time ow that I found a pair that doesn’t chafe or give me a wedgie!

  78. Eugenie permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:56 am

    Yay for me. Just feel more comfortable with undies.

  79. Jessica permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:59 am

    Nay for me!

  80. Holly S. permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:00 am

    Yes, with tights (if it’s cold enough that I want tights, then I want my butt warm too); no way with shorts/skirts.

  81. Keri Myton permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:00 am

    It depends on if I’m wearing tights or shorts. I have cotton but would love to try something that wicks well.

  82. December 15, 2010 8:07 am

    Oh commando for sure! I cannot stand panty lines or wedgies and have not found any undies that don’t do either or both. If I wear shorts, I make sure they have the built in liner so nobody can peek!

  83. Natalie permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:08 am

    Totally depends. With a running skirt or with pants, yes. (Not be too TMI, but chafing down under SUCKS!). If I’m wearing shorts with a built-in liner, then no.

  84. Kat permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:09 am

    I can’t commit. Depends upon the outfit. Skirt/shorts with liner, commando. No gusset, undies (but only own one pair of really good wicking ones, $20 for a pair of undies seems kind of steep). Gusset, depends upon the day and if my under-armours are clean! Would lover another pair, cuz I hate the thong thing while running, but soggy cotton boy shorts are even worse!

  85. Alecia permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:14 am

    In a skirt, yay. But in my running pants, nay. I need a buffer between my hoo ha and the coarseness pants.

  86. Amber permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:16 am

    Commando for shorts and skirts with a liner. If there is not liner I will wear compression shorts underneath.

  87. Lindsey permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:20 am

    Commando for everything except my thickest winter running pants (that just hurts). I’ve never tried anything technical, though, for sports undies so this would be fun to give a new product a try.

  88. Jennifer L. permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:23 am

    I just wear normal undies.

  89. Kristen S permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:24 am

    Why yes, I do go comando!!!!!

  90. December 15, 2010 8:24 am

    Always, always, always wear underwear. After a comment posted on RLAM facebook I was shocked by how many ladies go commando. But I was curious enough to try it…probably should have waited until Spring… I literally froze my buns!

  91. LaurenM permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:25 am

    I always wear them except when I wear my running shorts or skirts with the built in brief.

  92. Robin permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:27 am

    So, I routinely wore thongs until I saw how many were going commando on Facebook. I tried it, it’s pretty good, now I go back and forth, depending.

  93. Koby permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:27 am


  94. Jalayne B permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:27 am

    Definitely wear undies and usually victoria secret cotton ones!

  95. Stephanie permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:30 am

    If there is something built in, then I don’t worry about it. But otherwise I do wear them.

  96. December 15, 2010 8:31 am

    I wear the built-ins with shorts or a skort, but with tights I LOVE wicking undies. My favorites are Nike, but I’ve gotten nice pairs at super discount stores (like Big Lots). I know it’s random but I’d love one more nice pair from Isis!

  97. Natalie permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:31 am

    Commando all the way. Undies=wedgies.

  98. Jeannie M permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:32 am

    Always commando! However, I always wear running shorts over my compression shorts in the summer and tights/capris in the winter.

  99. ice cream addict permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:34 am

    Both! Commando when I’m running in my running skirt or shorts but non-commando in my running tights.

  100. Monica permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:34 am


  101. JamiAnn permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:37 am

    I’m new to running and wondered if they made sweat wicking undies so I’m crossing my finger! Gotta admit the Target 6 pack of ugly white cottons are my rather uncomfortable norm.

  102. December 15, 2010 8:39 am

    I run with underwear on but they can’t be boy shorts or any fancy pairs. Just plain ol’ cotton undies. Sometimes I’ll run sans undies if I wear my tight capris but no way in shorts.

  103. Erica Richards permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:39 am

    Depends on what I am wearing and the time of the month…mostly commando in the summer as my shorts have the built in undies. Not so keen on going without in running tights…ewww.

  104. Jill O permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:41 am

    Underwear all the way!!!

  105. otherjulie permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:42 am

    Depends…no, I don’t wear them running.

    Short run – yes
    Long run – no
    Aunt Flo from Redding in town – definitely

  106. December 15, 2010 8:47 am

    Most of the time I opt to skip the undies since I favor shorts with the built-in undies. But on really cold days when I absolutely have to do tights, I usually, but not always opt for undies.

  107. Katie permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:51 am

    Shorts with the built in liner–commando
    Everything else–undies

  108. RunnergirlPNW permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:52 am

    Commando all the way!! 😀

  109. Trish permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:54 am

    Ney! Commando here, I wear well made shorts that all have a little sumpin’ sumpin’ in that department!

  110. Lyndsay S. permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:56 am

    If my shorts/skirts have liners, then I don’t worry about underwear. But for those without lining (mostly my tights/capris), I wear them. Love patagonia ones.

  111. December 15, 2010 8:58 am

    I run at work during lunch. I prefer to run with, but it depends on what type of underwear I’m wearing. Sometimes, it’s better to go without.

  112. Erica permalink
    December 15, 2010 9:00 am

    Yea and nay — depends on which shorts, tights, or pants I’m wearing…although, if I win the Henna Hipsters, the answer will be yea and yay!

  113. Stacy permalink
    December 15, 2010 9:09 am

    Yes i wear underwear. I have thought about going commando after reading a post that sounded like almost everyone did- but i just don’t think i can do it yet.

  114. pam permalink
    December 15, 2010 9:11 am

    Always YES! Always a thong (yes I know it sounds like it defeats the purpose)

  115. Elaine permalink
    December 15, 2010 9:13 am

    commando, but those undies sound nice once in a while.

  116. December 15, 2010 9:14 am

    If I loved running shorts with the built ins, I’d go commando in those. But I hate them, so it’s undies for me, VPL and all…

  117. Melanie M. permalink
    December 15, 2010 9:15 am

    Definitely commando for me. Very freeing, and there’s no need to worry about undies bunching or riding up while running!

  118. Jennifer permalink
    December 15, 2010 9:15 am

    I go without when wearing my running shorts with the built-in undies, and I love it because the built-in jobbers never ride up. I definitely go with when wearing my winter tights and pants, though…too much potential for chafage in odd places!

  119. Sue permalink
    December 15, 2010 9:19 am

    Like others, I go no when wearing shorts with built in undies. But in the cooler weather, I need them to avoid not so much chafing but camel toe and other ride up/in issues. What do I wear? Patagonia’s active hipsters–they’re really great and sometimes on sale!

  120. Marianne permalink
    December 15, 2010 9:22 am

    I simply can’t imagine running commando! Though wicking panties definitely sound like something I need as mine are saturated after my runs…

  121. Donna permalink
    December 15, 2010 9:25 am


  122. Heather Gocke permalink
    December 15, 2010 9:26 am

    Is it still “commando” if your shorts have them built in…? My answer is commando in my running shorts and undies on in any other running attire. 🙂

  123. Alli permalink
    December 15, 2010 9:32 am

    Undies for this girl.

  124. Stacy permalink
    December 15, 2010 9:35 am

    I have to wear something. Don’t like shorts with the built ins & I don’t like the thought of having nothing 🙂 Wicking undies would be fab, some I’ve seen are so ugly, besides being spendy, that I’ve never tried them. But these are cute! 🙂

  125. Sara permalink
    December 15, 2010 9:48 am

    Undies always. Cannot stand to be bare!

  126. Jasmine permalink
    December 15, 2010 9:49 am

    Yay! Never thought differently though…until today!

  127. Dee permalink
    December 15, 2010 9:52 am

    Commando when i wear my running skirts w/ the briefs. But i have a few skirts that just rub uncomfortably so undies are a must when i wear these.

  128. Cherylyn permalink
    December 15, 2010 9:53 am

    I always wear undies, always cotton. These Isis look great and glam!

  129. Katie permalink
    December 15, 2010 9:56 am

    Nay. Commando. Although I had to work up to being comfortable with that. 🙂

  130. Melissa permalink
    December 15, 2010 10:01 am

    Commando! When I ran in college our uniforms were racing briefs…little butt-huggers. If you wore underwear they would bunch up and peek out, so we all pledged to go commando together. Ever since I only buy shorts with the built-in liners and just go sans underwear when I run.

  131. Patty permalink
    December 15, 2010 10:03 am

    Commando all the way! Ever since crew in college I have gone commando because having a wedgy while rowing and not being able to fix it is no fun! Just got used to it now that is all I do! (while working out. I wear underwear to work, etc. Just to clarify)

  132. Amelia permalink
    December 15, 2010 10:05 am

    I am cover-me-up all the way. Can’t imagine running commando…… Would love a pair of those undies though! 😉

  133. December 15, 2010 10:06 am

    i always wear undies…but i’ve never tried it without…maybe i will!

  134. Anne permalink
    December 15, 2010 10:06 am

    Commando! My shorts have the built-in liners – and with tights well, there isn’t room.

  135. Alison Price permalink
    December 15, 2010 10:11 am

    Never thought about going commando until I read RLAM book! Still haven’t gone without, but definitely going to try it…..unless of course, I win some fantastic undies!

  136. December 15, 2010 10:12 am

    I wear compression shorts, not underwear, under everything, except my running skirts. Although my thighs cannot be compared to twigs, you get the same friction induced fire when you have this Mother running without her compression shorts. I’ve tried wearing the running shorts with the built in briefs, but I felt like I was running bottomless for all the lack of support they provided.

  137. Alma permalink
    December 15, 2010 10:13 am

    Commando for sure. No chafing issues for me!

  138. girlsworld permalink
    December 15, 2010 10:14 am

    Underwear, definitely. I feel nekkid without them. 🙂

  139. December 15, 2010 10:16 am

    Must wear undies!! It would be too gross without them, and probably feel funny.

  140. Shaygram permalink
    December 15, 2010 10:17 am

    Panties are a must… but they have to be the right ones – no rubbing or bunching allowed!

  141. December 15, 2010 10:18 am

    I really need to be covered up. I tried running once without undies and it was sooo strange!

  142. Katrina permalink
    December 15, 2010 10:22 am

    Yay. Definitely.

  143. Jennifer permalink
    December 15, 2010 10:23 am

    Definitely underwear! Visible panty lines galore but better to be comfy!

  144. Megan A permalink
    December 15, 2010 10:38 am

    Depends on the pants or shorts. If they have a boy short or lining – commando. For winter running pants, no commando.

  145. Kate B. permalink
    December 15, 2010 10:39 am

    Definitely wearing undies!!!

  146. realrellim permalink
    December 15, 2010 10:41 am

    Yep, always wearing something, usually cotton.

  147. Suzanne Dietrich permalink
    December 15, 2010 10:41 am

    Yay! The high here has only been 18 degrees….anything to keep my tukus warm on a run is win win.

  148. Kris O permalink
    December 15, 2010 10:49 am

    Commando!! Isn’t that why shorts and skirts have liners? And nothing comes between me and my tights, and that’s the way I like it! No panty lines (H-A-T-E thongs) and to me, it’s just super comfy. The only time I veer from my commando-ness (when running – I do say yes to the undies otherwise) is when it’s “that time” and that’s only out of necessity…

  149. December 15, 2010 11:06 am

    Commando with running skirts or lined shorts, hip huggers under pants or tights.

  150. December 15, 2010 11:11 am

    I wear them. I’ve tried not wearing them and my pants fall down (maybe after 5yrs they need to be replaced?) or I end up with camel toe that is uncomfortable. yes, I said camel toe. Although, the undies I wear are thongs. Probably not running friendly. But I’ve yet to find (or really even try) another style that works. That’s what I wear all the time, so it just happens.

  151. Kathy Adams permalink
    December 15, 2010 11:24 am

    I do wear undies while running although I do not while biking.

  152. December 15, 2010 11:36 am

    I’m an Under Armor girl, not sure about the commando thing?

  153. Amy permalink
    December 15, 2010 11:37 am

    Yay and Nay! Depends on the weather and what shorts/pants I’m wearing.

  154. Michaela permalink
    December 15, 2010 11:39 am

    I’m way too modest to go commando, and figure the one time I try it will be the time I’ll get injured, and didn’t mom always say to wear clean undies… 🙂

  155. Kathy G permalink
    December 15, 2010 11:41 am

    Yay to undies all the time! I’m too modest to go without. Microfiber hipsters.

  156. Kes permalink
    December 15, 2010 11:43 am

    I wear skirts/shorts with the built in undies. And if I’m running in tights, I always wear underwear.

  157. Michelle permalink
    December 15, 2010 11:48 am

    Hmm, undies with pants but not with shorts.

  158. cindy f permalink
    December 15, 2010 11:53 am


  159. rushartist permalink
    December 15, 2010 11:56 am

    Depends on the pants. Tights – undies (they have a rogue seam that my panties must protect me from). Capris – no undies (the panty line is just not pretty).

  160. jessicastout permalink
    December 15, 2010 11:59 am

    Nay… (*blushing*)

  161. Ellen C permalink
    December 15, 2010 11:59 am

    My technical undies are a necessity in my running wardrobe. The only other item that is more important is my sports bra. I spent many years wearing regular underwear on long runs and it is not comfortable. There is nothing pleasant about sweating in cotton for 2+ hours. Technical undies are worth every penny!

  162. Kristen S. permalink
    December 15, 2010 12:01 pm

    I HAVE to wear undies, have to!!! It’s a mental thing, mom said to always have clean undies!

  163. katie permalink
    December 15, 2010 12:05 pm

    depends on what else I am wearing, but usually I go with a cotton hipster brief. But I would love to try these…

  164. Susan permalink
    December 15, 2010 12:12 pm

    usually no, but sometimes yes!

  165. December 15, 2010 12:15 pm

    I always wear undies. Never had a pair of technial undies though!

  166. December 15, 2010 12:21 pm

    If the shorts have a liner style thingy, then I don’t wear undies..but if not, I wear some. These look fabulous!!

  167. Julianne Hyma permalink
    December 15, 2010 12:39 pm

    I go commando, but then, rarely do I wear anything that doesn’t already have a liner!

  168. December 15, 2010 12:44 pm

    commando, but then again, i don’t wear shorts. so there.

  169. sandra m. permalink
    December 15, 2010 12:48 pm

    My much younger self could go commando before kids, but now my 47 yr old parts need all the help they can get!

  170. December 15, 2010 12:55 pm

    depends on what shorts i’m wearing! commando with tights- i hate panty lines!

  171. Jessica Russell permalink
    December 15, 2010 12:55 pm

    Usually commando, but my mom butt doesn’t look so great in tights and I’d love to try some sports undies to hold things in.

  172. December 15, 2010 1:07 pm

    Yay for me, but sometimes I think I’d like to rip them off mid run…..I think I need “the right” ones, and there there would be no issues : )

  173. Jill R permalink
    December 15, 2010 1:08 pm

    Yay. Do these come in thongs?!

  174. Molly permalink
    December 15, 2010 1:09 pm

    Yay to unders while running. Not much more to say, really!

  175. Lauren permalink
    December 15, 2010 1:18 pm

    Haha! I love this question, because I always wondered if it was weird that I run without undies on! Now I get to see that others do the same.

  176. Tami Pike permalink
    December 15, 2010 1:27 pm

    For me it takes a whole other level of “badass” to go commando and I am just not there yet. So I say Yay to undies.

    p.s. the word “undies” always gets a giggle out of my two kiddos.

  177. Atha permalink
    December 15, 2010 1:28 pm

    I usually wear the shorts with the undies built in. If I wear capris though I go commando. Thankfully I live in Florida where I rarely have to wear anything other than shorts.

  178. Suzie G permalink
    December 15, 2010 1:36 pm

    I usually just wear my normal undies , but are thinking of going comando due to the wedgies( tmi?) so these snazy hipsters might just be the ticket!

  179. KOTurner permalink
    December 15, 2010 1:39 pm

    Yes to undies. Always.

  180. Jackie R. permalink
    December 15, 2010 1:40 pm

    I am probably 80% commando and 20% undies. It depends on what I’m wearing and whether or not my bottoms have a lining conducive to going commando. 🙂

  181. Lisa Zieger permalink
    December 15, 2010 1:42 pm

    Usually, whether or not I wear underwear to run depends on whether or not I’ve remembered to pack an extra pair into my bag (I often run over lunch in the development behind my office). I’m a bit embarassed to admit how often I forget!

    Also, entirely off topic, I am proud to announce that I blew my first snot rocket during today’s 15 degree run. There is no other forum that I know of that will be as accepting and celebratory of this accomplishment 🙂

    • December 15, 2010 6:25 pm

      Running in 15 degrees – awesome!
      Meeting another running milestone – more so! (And yes, I think a snot rocket is a perfectly acceptable milestone to celebrate!)

  182. dawn permalink
    December 15, 2010 1:55 pm

    yay, for sure…i cannot do commando!

  183. Sarah Hebb permalink
    December 15, 2010 1:57 pm

    Like many of the other ladies on here, it depends on what I’m wearing overtop of my lady bits. Crops=commando (unless its November or later) Shorts=undies. Although I have to admit, my absolute favourite way to run is barefoot on the beach at the water’s edge in my 2-piece training bathing suit- perfect for a cool-off dip afterwards!

  184. Katie Pace permalink
    December 15, 2010 2:12 pm

    Yay for undies! Can’t imagine running without them and I figure in the winter it’s just one more layer to keep me toasty!

  185. barbara permalink
    December 15, 2010 2:22 pm

    Definite Yay here — no commando for me!

  186. kat :) permalink
    December 15, 2010 2:25 pm

    at first i was thinking- why would anyone run commando? then i remembered that i do whenever i wear running shorts with a built in underwear! so i guess it depends on what i’m wearing 🙂

  187. Debb permalink
    December 15, 2010 2:32 pm

    Sometimes but never while biking (which means if it’s a tri and i run after then usually nay) But just normal daily ones for running otherwise.

  188. Jennifer permalink
    December 15, 2010 2:38 pm

    I always wear underwear. Just regular cotton ones. Nothing special. The idea of not wearing them seems to uncomfortable.

  189. Bretta Hayes permalink
    December 15, 2010 2:40 pm

    HA! I had NO idea that people actually ran withOUT underwear … the thought never crossed my mind. Would LOVE this giveaway as I am an avid underwear ‘wearer’ — thanks!

    • Jackie permalink
      December 15, 2010 4:58 pm

      When I walked the 3 Day with my aunt, she was mortified that I go commando. The thought had never occurred to her!

  190. Marne permalink
    December 15, 2010 3:02 pm

    It depends! With tights, NAY! With running shorts with not-quite-right liners, YAY!

  191. Kim permalink
    December 15, 2010 3:09 pm

    Nay~BUT would love to try a good pair workout undies that don’t “travel”!

  192. Megan permalink
    December 15, 2010 3:10 pm

    Commando, I fought it for a long time. In the end it’s just more comfortable, not to mention the lack of panty lines.

  193. Erin P. permalink
    December 15, 2010 3:12 pm

    Yay~ Undies are a must. I cannot imagine going with out. Must be the “midwestern” girl upbringing!

  194. Karen Falat permalink
    December 15, 2010 3:20 pm

    Yea. Have to. I know there is an inner lining in shorts but my vag prefers double duty with undies. The breeze greets my girlfriend in an unhappy mood. So I create a barrier. I like to make sure all my parts are happy on my runs. If they are happy, I am happy.

  195. Jenn W. permalink
    December 15, 2010 3:21 pm

    Commando, for the most part. Running shorts with the built in liner, obviously no, but tights are hit or miss for me. Ever since having kids, I seem to be a bit more self-conscious about my weight (or at least where I carry it now) and I tend to run in undies with my tights.

  196. Melinda K permalink
    December 15, 2010 3:46 pm

    yes sometime a go commando when running, depends on the shorts i wear. my compression shorts, nope, other shorts yes. i usually wear Target Champion wicking underwear.

  197. canuck_grad permalink
    December 15, 2010 3:51 pm

    Undies for sure! I would be so uncomfortable without them!! (Physically, not uncomfortable in a modesty way). I usually just wear whatever cheap hanes or fruit of the looms I have from wal-mart… but would love to win these!!

  198. Tammy Sanders permalink
    December 15, 2010 3:53 pm

    Under most clothes: I prefer going without as much as possible and comfortable – depending on what I am wearing.

    For running or working out: I always wear panties to help with sweat absorption and because I just expected that I would chaffe otherwise… But recently I bought a pair of running shorts with the liner built in and I ran a half marathon without – It is so **liberating** and I LOVED IT!!!

  199. December 15, 2010 3:57 pm

    Not if I’m wearing some techie pants/shorts/skirt with the built-in crotch-liner. I don’t like worrying about if they’re gonna ride up or something. But if I’m just going for a walk or whatever, yes, usually my beloved VS cottons.

  200. Christy permalink
    December 15, 2010 4:15 pm

    I do not think I could EVER go commando….just doesn’t seem right??!! I love my Gap hipsters, they never ride up or even move for that matter…LOVE them!

  201. DebbieLeslie permalink
    December 15, 2010 4:23 pm

    Any, as long as they aren’t thong and don’t ride up!

  202. Pam permalink
    December 15, 2010 4:25 pm

    Yay for undies. I’m all for commando in some situations but for me, running is not one of them! My undies help everything else on my lower half stay where it is supposed to stay 🙂

  203. December 15, 2010 4:52 pm

    Sadly I wear my “regular” unders but I do have some that I consider my running pairs. I may need to readdress this issue if my current chafing situation is any indication!

  204. Jackie permalink
    December 15, 2010 4:56 pm

    Ho! Ho! Ho! I’m all about commando!!!

  205. Ruthie permalink
    December 15, 2010 4:59 pm

    Yah! I’m the cotton kind of gal.

  206. Sarah permalink
    December 15, 2010 5:23 pm

    All my shorts/skirts have built ins — no need for an extra layer. In cold weather, I wear a microfiber thong under my capris/tights.

  207. sarah permalink
    December 15, 2010 5:39 pm

    yes always undies and no thongs.

  208. December 15, 2010 5:41 pm

    Nay… unless I’m running in something that doesn’t have a “built in” pair/liner. Would love to give these a try.

  209. kellie permalink
    December 15, 2010 5:49 pm

    + undies-nike dry fit.

  210. Karen permalink
    December 15, 2010 5:51 pm

    Commando in running shorts or skirt with suitable liner but underwear with tights.

  211. Alaina permalink
    December 15, 2010 5:54 pm

    Never tried sans undies. I’m scared!

  212. Alyson Yoder permalink
    December 15, 2010 5:55 pm

    Depends on what I am wearing. Tights, lined shorts/skirts–commando. Shorts or looser yogaesque pants–gotta wear something, and I’m not picky.

  213. Michelle J permalink
    December 15, 2010 5:56 pm

    NAY! COMMANDO all the way.

  214. Heather permalink
    December 15, 2010 5:56 pm

    Can’t go commando. I need a good pair ‘o’ undies to hold those post-kid bladder pads in place. Seems I traded bladder control (especially while running) for my daughter. I’ll take that. 🙂

  215. sel permalink
    December 15, 2010 5:57 pm

    Commando! I can’t even begin to think about undies creeping into my delicate parts when I run.

  216. Linda Strange permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:00 pm

    commando with lined running shorts, but gotta have something under my winter running pants…

  217. December 15, 2010 6:02 pm

    Commando all the way. Hate panty lines, hate chafing, hate the cost of the underwear that won’t chafe. Will consider changing my tune if I win these.

  218. Carrie B permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:04 pm

    Nay. Commando all the way!

  219. Courtney W permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:07 pm

    I need undies. I have some moisture-wicking thongs to hide the VPL when I wear tights that rock my world.

  220. Rene Baker permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:09 pm

    Commando, just feels right. But I have a friend who was just asking me about this issue the other day. I’d love to try these babies out!

  221. December 15, 2010 6:11 pm

    I’m surprised how many people wear underwear! Commando always (except really really cold weather, I might force myself to wear them then). But maybe these undies will convert me. 🙂

  222. Carolee Hall permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:17 pm

    sans knickers

  223. December 15, 2010 6:17 pm

    yay for me. Unless the shorts have a built in system. As my Grannie always said… “what if you had an emergency and had to go to the hospital? Do you want all those people to see you without undies?” Not that that is why but, I just need something.

  224. Melissa Ann Brook permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:19 pm

    I can’t imagine running commando! I HAVE to be covered! I’ll wear anything, even duct tape to remain covered!

  225. Alicia permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:22 pm

    Tried commando wasn’t for me 🙂

  226. Elizabeth Wolf permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:24 pm

    sometimes yay and sometimes nay…that’s just how I roll…

  227. Becca F permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:26 pm

    I have always worn the free victoria secret underware as my running undies. However, I guess they are on to me, as I am probably the only person that goes into the store with my free under wear coupon, gets my free undies and leaves, without purchasing anything else! I always feel so cheap, but who can afford VS underware when they are full price? Well, I haven’t gotten any free coupons in a while, and my cotton thongs are starting to get a hole in the back (at the top where there is a little fabric)
    I have run commando once in a marathon, and it was nice! But normally wear my now becoming more and more well worn VS freebies! 🙂

  228. Trish R permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:27 pm

    Yay, always in my “finest” holey cotton jockeys. Only hope I never get in an accident while running that would require anyone to see them in their tattered best!

  229. Miriam permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:28 pm

    Tights=commando. Everything else-undies all the way!

  230. Stephanie permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:38 pm

    Undies for me and I’ve been really wanting some sporty ones.

  231. nikki permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:38 pm

    Yay, if AF is here…and I LOVE hipsters!! Nay, any other time as they tend to fall down, then out of, my running shorts! 🙂

  232. December 15, 2010 6:41 pm

    I go sans undies in my lined running shorts. I can’t bring myself to do it in tights. I still wear my minimalist thong undies though. Chaffing has never been a problem in those areas. These undies look like heaven though. I hope I win.

  233. Heather permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:42 pm

    Commando all the way!

  234. Veronica permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:45 pm

    None w/ shorts, and I recently tried going commando in tights/capris as well. It is apparently a no-go as I sweat like a dude and had a massive case of crack sweat that was embarrassingly visible.

  235. jessica permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:49 pm

    yah for me. Feel to naked going commando! Usually v. secret, cuz they don’t ride up!

  236. Steph J permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:53 pm

    Yay for undies. Am I a prude?

  237. December 15, 2010 6:56 pm

    Almost always undies. Generally speaking it just seems so…..bare to go without.

  238. Jenn permalink
    December 15, 2010 6:58 pm

    Commando for me. Is it not enough that I spend the rest of the day picking and pulling stuff into place. These panties do look quite wonderful though!

  239. Rebecca permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:02 pm

    I always wear undies and have a hard time wrapping my mind around running commando! I would feel nekkid and not in a comfortable way.

  240. SarahPV permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:05 pm

    If I’m wearing my Under Armor pants then YES! But if I am facing laundry day and have to strut my stuff for a few miles in my old cotton duds (pre-technical wear days) then I have to wear some panties under there…(*blush*)

  241. Kathy permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:09 pm

    None for me while running. Got chaffed once and learned my lesson 🙂

  242. Jodi permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:11 pm

    used to be Victoria Secret cotton low rise, but they changed them AGAIN and the new style is no longer comfy 😦 Been searching for something better, could not go commando here!

  243. Kelly permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:11 pm

    If I’m wearing shorts, then the liner in them is good enough for me. But in the long “non-short” running season that is Wisconsin, I always wear them. It keeps me comfortable and I don’t have to think about material crawling up my crack 🙂

  244. Leslie Ashton permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:16 pm

    Nay with my RunningSkirts (they all have built-ins), and yay if I am wearing anything else.

  245. Jessica permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:24 pm

    YAY, for sure! I don’t think it has ever crossed my mind to run commando:-O Seeing all the nay posters makes me think I should give it a try!

  246. December 15, 2010 7:28 pm

    Absolutely a yay! Pretty sure I’m not brave enough to ever try nay.

  247. Vicky H permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:33 pm

    Running shorts with liner or under armor shorts with no undies and regular shorts over the top….need to the pockets and NOT brave enough to run in just under armor yet!!!

  248. Nicole permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:33 pm


  249. December 15, 2010 7:39 pm

    I’ve started going commando since getting my running skirts…seriously feel faster…HA

  250. Julie permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:42 pm

    Would wear undies if no panty lines!

  251. December 15, 2010 7:51 pm

    Wow, the thought of running commando NEVER crossed my mind……

  252. December 15, 2010 7:51 pm

    Good question, and frankly, I haven’t yet answered that 🙂 After reading RLAM, I decided to go commando, but only in shorts with built-in panty or workout gear with the litle white strip inside. I guess the little white strip is my measuring stick.

  253. Dawn Ball permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:58 pm

    I have to wear undies under my running clothes. I feel to naked without them. But they are seamless so no extra chafing.

  254. Kathy permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:59 pm

    I always wear unders, mostly because it is cold out now, and I only have one pair of tights! Usually cotton (GASP!), ’cause that is what I have, but I am hoping “Santa hubby” will get me a GC to the running store so I can try out some technical fibre unders.

    I wonder if they will keep my butt warmer??

  255. JillM permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:01 pm

    co-mmando!!! It’s a vanity thing, if you can see a panty line, I won’t go out in it. Besides, it’s hotter than bejeezus gere most of the time, I try to shed as much gear as possible – not ADD a layer!

  256. Tara permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:02 pm

    Commando, but I was considering some coverage under my capris and tights, they just don’t ride the same as shorts and skirts.

  257. Vicky permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:04 pm


  258. Amy permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:24 pm

    Never commando!! I know it’s a no-no but just regular cotton undies here!

  259. Julie permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:25 pm

    Commando with skirts (they have undies built in!) and with capris. But when it gets to be tights weather and COLD in chicago (subfreezing) i wear the icebreaker girl shorts under my running tights. I know wool underwear sound weird but their as soft or softer than cotton and wick and don’t smell! They also keep the area warmer…b/c sweatiness in subfreezing weather= cold girl parts and that is NO fun!

  260. Courtney permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:27 pm

    Depends, on weather and time of the month. Chafing when wearing undies not an issue but (here comes the tmi) yeasty beasties especially in summer. Would love to try some tech ones.

  261. Shirley permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:34 pm

    none. Wondered about it for awhile, but isn’t that what the shells on the shorts are for? And the liners? I think it’s worse with bike shorts but with undies=chaffing and that is far, far worse!

  262. tanya permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:42 pm

    Nay on undies while running! But these look fun for everyday!

  263. joan permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:44 pm

    nope! no commando for me. love me some wick-away underwear!

  264. tanya permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:45 pm

    Commando for running! But these look great for other workouts and fun!

  265. Tiera permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:48 pm

    Yay! I would feel naked without!

  266. Laura permalink
    December 15, 2010 8:57 pm

    Depends on the bottoms I’m wearing. If they are actually tight running pants then no, it just seems too bulky.

  267. December 15, 2010 8:58 pm

    Oh My Gosh! I can’t believe this is the topic BECAUSE last week on my 7.6 miler for the first time I came back with a “what! is! that?! How come that hurts there? HOW does it welt there?” 🙂 I have a few specific underwear I wear that fit perfectly – that day I chose a different pair. So just today, before I saw this post, I was thinking “could I do away w/them under my running pants? Don’t THEY ride up then?” Such personal thoughts – LOL! That’s being a mom, no propriety left! RLAM!

  268. Kathleen permalink
    December 15, 2010 9:02 pm

    Definitely commando. Have yet to find a pair of undies that don’t ride up and undie creep is just not cool. I’m open minded though, so I would be willing to give these a go.

  269. Marissa permalink
    December 15, 2010 9:06 pm

    Honestly, I learn so much from these posts! Until recently it never even occurred to me to get special undies for running, much less to go commando! Yay for me!

  270. Tita permalink
    December 15, 2010 9:07 pm

    Most of the time, yes. With tights, always. With lined shorts, I’m happy going either way.

  271. Cassandra Hook permalink
    December 15, 2010 9:24 pm

    yes…only when wearing shorts, but no when wearing tights.

  272. marcy permalink
    December 15, 2010 9:33 pm

    I tried it after seeing some RLAM posts. It wasn’t a modesty thing, really don’t care one way or the other, just hadn’t thought about it. Result- I didn’t like how seams were riding. Maybe if my skirts had off-set seams it would work better, just didn’t like serious lycra/spandex/whatever wedgies…

  273. Christina permalink
    December 15, 2010 10:13 pm

    Commando, but I’d be willing to try a pair for the colder runs. My “cheeks” tend to get cold.

  274. Jessica Douglas permalink
    December 15, 2010 10:14 pm

    I’ve always worn undies, but think that I’ll try commando for the next run ☺ Shhh, don’t tell my hubby……

  275. Linda W. permalink
    December 15, 2010 10:51 pm

    I always wear undies when I run. I have one pair of Moving Comfort wicking panties that gets lots of use, so I’d love another pair of good undies!

  276. Dawn permalink
    December 15, 2010 11:09 pm

    Commando for me. Just the thought of wearing panties gives me a wedgie. That being said, maybe I just haven’t found the right panties.

  277. Janelle permalink
    December 15, 2010 11:15 pm

    I go covered and wear the REI brand bikinis. Good wicking and keep me warm!

  278. Dee Dee permalink
    December 15, 2010 11:37 pm

    Did I miss the commando comment? I have to wear undies because I pee my pants! Talk about TMI tuesday, I know. Lands End made a great brief that I love, but of course was discontinued the minute I purchased a pair.

  279. Jennifer permalink
    December 15, 2010 11:42 pm


  280. December 16, 2010 1:08 am

    Undies for me- I’ve actually been looking a little bit for something like these! I wasn’t really sure where to look, and asking the guy working in the sporting goods store wasn’t going to happen. 🙂
    I tried commando once, didn’t even get out the door it felt so weird.

  281. Leslie Beckwith permalink
    December 16, 2010 5:07 am

    Well, as much as I’d love to go commando, after giving birth in a not so pleasant way, I’ve been left with a bit of, ahem, TMI, incontinence while running. So, alas, I must wear underwear while I run. I would love some comfy undies to wear that don’t fall down and aren’t cotton.

  282. Kimberly Bregenzer permalink
    December 16, 2010 5:52 am

    Full coverage for this girl!

  283. December 16, 2010 6:27 am

    If the shorts have built in undies, I don’t wear any. If I am wearing tights or pants–I need them!

  284. Alison H. permalink
    December 16, 2010 7:33 am

    Commando most of the time, but my colder-weather capris tend to chafe, so I wear undies more often this time of year. I never thought of buying special running panties. Hmmm. That would be a big improvement over plain old cotton.

  285. Calla permalink
    December 16, 2010 7:44 am

    I feel naked without underwear if there is such a thing?! Always have undies on but cotton. Never tried any running underwear and have always wanted to try them.

  286. Mandy permalink
    December 16, 2010 7:56 am

    I’m covered…I like the REI boyshorts I have, but am very willing to try something new.

  287. Kathy permalink
    December 16, 2010 8:09 am

    I am a nay for undies who needs pantilines? As an Ob/Gyn I talk to alot of my patients about the problems that arise from staying in damp, sweaty panties after excercise. Although these panties may make me a convert!

  288. Jackie permalink
    December 16, 2010 8:48 am

    Yes, almost always wear panties. Occasionally I’ll wear shorts with built in liner, but mostly wear compression shorts and the seam is usually in a bad place.

  289. Danielle permalink
    December 16, 2010 9:46 am

    Commando when running, always! The last thing I need is an extra sweaty layer down there. Of course, maybe if I had that extra layer, my bum wouldn’t be so cold….hmmm…

  290. Chandra Lloyd permalink
    December 16, 2010 11:01 am

    I’m not a momma (yet!), but thought I’d comment:

    Sometimes in the summer I’ll go commando to improve the air circulation, but in the winter here in Calgary, undies are a MUST (sometimes double-layered). It’s not just the guys that have to worry about frostbite!

  291. molly permalink
    December 16, 2010 3:11 pm

    i always thought i was way too modest to go commando – until i started running with my MILF group. they convinced me – and i’ll never go back!

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