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NipGuards are a totally different way to prevent chafing, better in my opinion than Band-Aids or gels. They're shaped like an octagon, with a hollow circle in the middle, which allows the tip of the nipple to remain protected without having an irritating adhesive plastered on the most sensitive part of the nipple. NipGuards® use a safe, medical adhesive ...
A lot of runners (male and female) wear bandaids over their nipples to minimize chafe.
With the amount you're running (daily, 1-1.5 hours) it is most likely that you have developed IT band syndrome. It is an inflammation of the ilio-tibial band as it passes over the lateral epicondyle. In other words a ligament is sore on the side of your leg just above the knee joint. The pain is in non weight bearing so as you straighten your knee rather ...
I have been in the same position as you. I have very flat feet, as well as overpronation (they often come together) and I was told I needed orthopedic inserts. I did that for a while, and it didn't work for me. I switched to VFF's, and I did so very carefully. I did all sorts of foot exercises that I found on their website and others, in preparation for ...
I would experiment with sports lubricants like Body Glide or Sports Slick. There are special nipple bandaids that are also used, as Eric Kaufman suggested.
You get better because you put training stress on your system - that is what causes the adaptation. Initially, pretty much everything you do causes training stress, so you get better, but if you keep running at the same intensity, you will plateau. Which may be fine if that's where you want to be. If you want to continue to improve, however, you need what ...
The only way you can figure out if it is serious is to go to a doctor or a PT. If you don't want to do that, you could try foam rolling the area. If it is related to muscles or tendons that can help.
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