Sore Nipples

I have starting running further in preperation for a Marathon next year and over the long distances, mainly above about 9/10 miles i am getting very sore nips especially in the colder weather and unfortunatly most of my running for the next few months will be in close to 0 degress or below as in the north of scotland, so any advice would be very much appreciated.



  • RicFRicF ✭✭✭

    Stick plasters over them.

  • MillsyMillsy ✭✭✭
    Tape them with elastoplast or as its cold wear a compression top under your t shirt. That's what I do and have never had an issue.
  • Sticky plasters works for me.  If you've hairy nipples, take 'em off in the bath.

  • Micropore tape - very small patches of.

  • Zinc oxide tape (get mine from e-bay)

  • Cut a half inch square of zinc oxide tape and stick it on the nipple. That way you avoid the hair. Chest shaving exposes the nips to more rubbing, so if you do shave the torso, best to trim rather than shave buff bare! You can buy proper plasters called nip guards. But I would suggest that is just a waste of money. Body glide or vas also helps although this can rub off. Ultimate solution - nip removal surgery,image
  • If in doubt use the gaffer tape!!
  • Just peel zinc oxide tape off after bath or shower post run & try to avoid sticking over hairs when applying!

  • I'd also recommend buying a product like "Bodyglide" or "Brave Soldier Friction Zone" - both have worked fine for me when running distances up to a marathon.

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