Whenever I see another mother runner bouncing along as she runs--and I'm not talking about her ponytail bobbing--I mentally clutch my breasts in sympathy. Like the other morning: My running partner, Molly, and I were heading along a straightaway punctuated by vivid pink rhododendrons and graceful Craftsman-style homes when we saw a woman running toward us on the opposite side of the road. It was a toss-up with bounced up and down more: her earbud cord or her ta-ta's.
As my modest 36A boobs empathetically hurt, I wished Molly and I could stop the woman and outfit her in the Saucony bra of her choice. With myriad well-engineered options, almost any mother runner can find the right bra to hold her in securely--yet comfortably--in place while running. I've tried a bunch o' Saucony bras, and my rack (such as it is) favors the Curve Crusader. Its back hook-and-eye closure eliminates the need for a sweaty shimmy post-run to extract myself from it, as well as offering adjustability to the bottom band. The separated cups (translation: bye-bye uniboob!) are lined with enough spacer fabric to hide high beams yet not too thick to feel soggy after a sweat-session. It offers high-impact bounce-protection for women all the way up to DD.
The Bounce Trouncer (gotta love bras with clever names, in addition to smart styling) shares some of the same features as my beloved Curve Crusader, but it boasts convertible back straps that can be worn crisscrossed or straight. It offers high-impact support for A-DD gals. In my bi-weekly barre-inspired class, I favor Saucony's Athlete Avenger, which is an update of a classic racerback-style sports bra. It also sports nip-hiding light padding and non-chafing support. If seamless is more your style, the Energy Enforcer is a study in comfort.
Rather than stage a street-side bra intervention, we are giving three women the Saucony bra of their choice. To enter to win, tell us what is the most important feature you look for in a sports bra. Is it locked-and-loaded support? Do you long for chafe-free comfort no matter how many miles you log? Is size range your numero uno concern? Whatever you look for in a sports bra, type it in the Comments section below this blog post on our site for a chance to win the Saucony sports bra of your choice.
[Some fine print for this fine prize.] This sweepstakes is open to those over 18 and residents of United States and Canada. It begins on 5/21/14 and ends on 5/27/14; the winner will be announced on 5/31/14. One entry per person. The value of each prize is $36-$48. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited by law.