Body Glide Sucks - Use these products instead
I don’t quite understand why runners continue to use Body Glide.
It’s such an inferior product compared to other stuff available out there that’s marketed toward triathletes. Body Glide doesn’t last whatsoever and when I was a newbie and used to use it I found that I had to re-apply very often. Like… at least every 2 miles, if more.
Here are a few other options, because really Body Glide sucks. I work at a running shop and we only carry that product. I hate recommending it to people because I find it just doesn’t work.
Sport Shield - The best of the best. Comes in roll on or single use towelettes. This stuff must be engineered by the military. It’s fantastic. I never used to like wearing shorts until I found this product. I ran my first 50km in short with this stuff and didn’t need to re-apply. Gold.
Hoo Ha Ride Glide - Marketed toward triathletes, but what caught my eye was that it was made for women. I’m going to be trying it out soon.
Brave Solider Friction Zone - An anti chafing cream, it contains menthol just so your’e aware. Another one I want to try, again something I’ve only seen in triathlon gear stores.
The winner is still Sport Shield by 2 Toms. 2 Toms also makes an excellent blister shield product that works like a charm.
Next I’d love to do some research on sunscreen products for runners but frankly sunscreen is too expensive to just go out and buy willy nilly and I doubt companies are going to send me any randomly. But I have tried a few and eventually intend to compile a little review post.