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    Compression Shorts Vs Short shorts

    Post by Jacked Fibraz on Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:34 am

    Obviously for anything 400m and under, people usually wear spandex such as half tights, full tights, track suits, etc. For the 800m, some people wear half tights, others wear compression shorts with shorts over them and some people wear short shorts. What do you guys prefer for the 800m and why?

    Also, for the 1500m and 3000m, some people wear tights while some wear short shorts. What do you prefer to wear for these events and why?
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    Re: Compression Shorts Vs Short shorts

    Post by alex-likes-running on Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:13 am

    i pretty much always wear short shorts.

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    Re: Compression Shorts Vs Short shorts

    Post by Ria on Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:47 am

    I wear just short shorts if I was racing. But in practice I'll usually wear compressions shorts under my shorts cause I like how the feel, lol.
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    Re: Compression Shorts Vs Short shorts

    Post by hannah on Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:16 am

    i think this question is more directed at guys, but i'm going to say short shorts are better because they're so classic distance runner.

    ria- i thought girls wore compression shorts to keep from exposing ourselves while stretching lol?
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    Re: Compression Shorts Vs Short shorts

    Post by runner_dude on Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:27 am

    Short Shorts ftw.
    But 'they' have done studies that show compression tights increase performance by up to 3% (this has been much ridiculed on another forum I post on)
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    Re: Compression Shorts Vs Short shorts

    Post by alex-likes-running on Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:36 am

    i remember ptz always saying how compression shorts were classy, short shorts were classy, but compression shorts under short shorts is tacky.

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    Re: Compression Shorts Vs Short shorts

    Post by Jacked Fibraz on Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:41 pm

    So for you guys that said short shorts, do you wear it for ALL your races? i was just wondering because i wear half tights for the 800m and short shorts for anything longer than 800m. And two days ago at NCAA Indoor Champs, in the Oregon DMR team, the 400, 800, and 1200m runners were wearing half tights and only the mile leg, Galen Rupp was wearing his short shorts. so yea.
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    Re: Compression Shorts Vs Short shorts

    Post by Ria on Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:54 pm

    hannah wrote:

    ria- i thought girls wore compression shorts to keep from exposing ourselves while stretching lol?
    Lol, not me! Wink Jk, I really dont care if people see anything, but my short shorts have liner in them. But, for team races, I dont have short shorts, they are pretty long, I hate them.
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    Re: Compression Shorts Vs Short shorts

    Post by Running With Scissors on Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:25 pm

    I wear short shorts with underarmor spandex under them but I would love to steal a sprinters speed suit and run in that.


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    Re: Compression Shorts Vs Short shorts

    Post by iWearNikes on Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:35 pm

    i rock the short-shorts all the time...i hate running in compression shorts
    i cant play basketball w/o compression shorts tho.
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    Re: Compression Shorts Vs Short shorts

    Post by Jacked Fibraz on Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:47 pm

    So i went to my local running store to pick up a pair of short shorts and unfortunately they ran out of the 1" and 2" in-seam short shorts Sad so i picked up a pair of 6" in-seam short shorts well... they're not that short... but short enough =) and i found it funny that the store doesn't sell any shorts with an in-seam longer than 7" because they said anything over 7" is not considered a running short

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