Of Watches and Jockstraps - Beginner's Questions

Of Watches and Jockstraps - Beginner's Questions

Post by Ftonole » Thu, 22 Jan 1998 04:00:00


(1) Jockstraps (male athletic supporters) - do you wear them on top of briefs
or in      the buff - if the latter, how do you keep them sanitary and smelling
sweet,      other that throwing them into the washer after every use - and
which method is      more comfortable?

(2) Myopic runner - I can't wear reading glasses while running and I want to
use
     an HRM - any brand which is reasonably priced and has big bold easy to    
 read digits on the wrist unit?

     Thanks - this is a serious post.

 
 
 

Of Watches and Jockstraps - Beginner's Questions

Post by Steve Molan » Thu, 22 Jan 1998 04:00:00

<<<<2) Myopic runner - I can't wear reading glasses while running and I
want to
use   an HRM - any brand which is reasonably priced and has big bold easy
to    
 read digits on the wrist unit? <<<<<

Polar "BEAT"   about $65. at large sports stores here in NH
The digits are at least 3/8 of inch in size.  I'm quite happy with
mine and my wife can read it without her glasses.
--
-Steve

 
 
 

Of Watches and Jockstraps - Beginner's Questions

Post by Kenneth Rai » Thu, 22 Jan 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>(1) Jockstraps (male athletic supporters) - do you wear them on top of briefs
>or in      the buff - if the latter, how do you keep them sanitary and smelling
>sweet,      other that throwing them into the washer after every use - and
>which method is      more comfortable?

Most runners wear running shorts with a built-in liner. No jockstrap is
necessary. And yes, wash them after each use.

For cold-weather running, you can get a pair of "speedo-type" athletic
briefs to wear under your tights (however, many runners feel the tights
give them enough support and they don't bother to wear anything
underneath).

Quote:

>(2) Myopic runner - I can't wear reading glasses while running and I want to
>use
>     an HRM - any brand which is reasonably priced and has big bold easy to    
> read digits on the wrist unit?

Get an HRM that produces an audible tone when you go above or below your
intended range. Your best bet is to go to your local "running store" and
have them show you their different models and explain the features.
You'll find quite a price range.

hope I've been of help,
Ken
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KenTech Digital Racing Clocks and Timers
     http://www.pobox.com/~kentech

 
 
 

Of Watches and Jockstraps - Beginner's Questions

Post by Mike Tenne » Thu, 22 Jan 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>(1) Jockstraps (male athletic supporters) - do you wear them on top of briefs
>or in      the buff - if the latter, how do you keep them sanitary and smelling
>sweet,      other that throwing them into the washer after every use - and
>which method is      more comfortable?

You didn't mention the most common option - not wearing one. I'd wager
most <male> runners don't.

Mike "TriBop" Tennent
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http://SportToday.org/~wbrunner/

 
 
 

Of Watches and Jockstraps - Beginner's Questions

Post by Doug Free » Thu, 22 Jan 1998 04:00:00

Ftonolete asks:
|> (1) Jockstraps (male athletic supporters) - do you wear them on top of briefs
|> or in      the buff - if the latter, how do you keep them sanitary and smelling
|> sweet,      other that throwing them into the washer after every use - and
|> which method is      more comfortable?

Jockstraps when by the wayside for running with the Edsel and dodo bird.
Most running shorts have built in support eliminating the need
for JSs.  If you still find you need more support, for reasons I dare
not guess <g>, then try compression shorts with a wicking layer
underneath. NOT  a JS.

|> (2) Myopic runner - I can't wear reading glasses while running and I want to
|> use
|>      an HRM - any brand which is reasonably priced and has big bold easy to    
|>  read digits on the wrist unit?

I have the same problem with running watchs. I happen to wear bifocals
during my track workouts, with the upper lens nutral or slight
magnification and the bottom of reading strength, to read the
numbers.  You can get a strap that hooks and holds across  the back
to keep the glasses from moving around. Others use contacts.

As for a HRM with big numbers, I yield to others.

|>      Thanks - this is a serious post.
Of course.

--
Doug Freese  All opinions are mine. IBM Tele: 8-293-8098

 
 
 

Of Watches and Jockstraps - Beginner's Questions

Post by Don Kirkm » Sun, 25 Jan 1998 04:00:00

It has come to my attention that Doug Freese wrote in article

Quote:
>Ftonolete asks:
>|> (1) Jockstraps (male athletic supporters) - do you wear them on top of briefs
>|> or in      the buff - if the latter, how do you keep them sanitary and smelling
>|> sweet,      other that throwing them into the washer after every use - and
>|> which method is      more comfortable?
>Jockstraps when by the wayside for running with the Edsel and dodo bird.
>Most running shorts have built in support eliminating the need
>for JSs.  If you still find you need more support, for reasons I dare
>not guess <g>, then try compression shorts with a wicking layer
>underneath. NOT  a JS.

FWIW, the built in support gave me problems--with first waist size I
tried, the support was too tight and uncomfortable.  Since that waist
size was also a little snug, I moved up to the next size, but that
support was too loose--fellow runners may not have noticed anything, but
I felt like they could.  I switched to wearing the shorts over a wicking
type of brief, which has met my needs for several years now.

[...]

 
 
 

Of Watches and Jockstraps - Beginner's Questions

Post by Hugh En » Mon, 26 Jan 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Ftonolete asks:
> |> (1) Jockstraps (male athletic supporters) - do you wear them on top
of briefs
> |> or in      the buff - if the latter, how do you keep them sanitary
and smelling
> |> sweet,      other that throwing them into the washer after every use - and
> |> which method is      more comfortable?

> Jockstraps when by the wayside for running with the Edsel and dodo bird.
> Most running shorts have built in support eliminating the need
> for JSs.  If you still find you need more support, for reasons I dare
> not guess <g>, then try compression shorts with a wicking layer
> underneath. NOT  a JS.

Yeah, well, there are some briefs built into running shorts that are just
poorly designed and/or uncomfortable. You can cut out the briefs and use a
js or a compression brief like the one made by Duke. Sometimes it is
either that or toss the shorts.

HE

 
 
 

Of Watches and Jockstraps - Beginner's Questions

Post by Chris BeHan » Thu, 05 Feb 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>(1) Jockstraps (male athletic supporters) - do you wear them on top of briefs
>or in      the buff - if the latter, how do you keep them sanitary and smelling
>sweet,      other that throwing them into the washer after every use - and
>which method is      more comfortable?

        Use a brief-type jock, and get enough of them to use a fresh one for
every run.  They go into the laundry after the run.  This can be worn in place
of underpants.

        Some more expen$ive running shorts incorporate a cambrelle supporter,
obviating the need to wear anything under them.  The "get enough to wear one
for every run" caveat would apply there, too, although they dry out quickly
enough to avoid stinking to high heaven, provided you don't keep them in an
enclosed gym bag between runs.

Quote:
>(2) Myopic runner - I can't wear reading glasses while running and I want to
>use
>     an HRM - any brand which is reasonably priced and has big bold easy to    
> read digits on the wrist unit?

        Can't help there.  Two suggestions:  contact lenses or a croakies-
style glasses strap to keep your glasses on your head while running.

        I underwent LASIK, so I don't have this problem anymore.  :-)

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