Last weekend, I completed my first triathlon. It was a sprint triathlon, but I estimated that would still be about a 90-minute workout for me. And a workout that would have me going from the water to the bike, and straight into my running shoes. Obviously, one of my concerns was about chafing, which is why the first thing I did the morning of the tri was to cover myself in 2Toms SportShield.
I am happy to report that after an hour and 32 minutes: no chafing, no blisters, no skin irritation at all.
SportShield anti-chafe lubricant goes on and is super silky, but is not greasy, and doesn’t stain. (It’s also non-toxic and doesn’t contain any animal products.) It doesn’t soak into your skin like some other anti-chafing products can. I only had to put it on once–several hours before the race–and I never thought about chafing for the entire race. In fact, I didn’t think about it till I was washing it off with soap and water when I got home.
Since I was participating in a triathlon, I applied SportShield anywhere I thought I might get chafing from my bike seat and I even put it on my feet and in between my toes, which are notorious for getting blisters. I also applied it where my sports bra is tightest around my rib cage and under my arms. Of course, I swam with the SportShield on in my first event (I didn’t wear a wet suit), and it didn’t come off for the entire race!
I’ve used this product many times before, but this was the first time I’d used it in a triathlon and I was impressed! Visit the SportShield page to learn more about it. You can even watch a video to see how it works.