Seems like I'm gonna ace my next race with them! Jk I'm just gonna buy shorter ones next time. So short that my dick will hang out of them. Ok, maybe not that short but you got the idea.
As a 22 min 5k runner in 8th grade I wore split shorts because they were the team issued uniform.
Started out wearing them with knee length compression shorts and a short sleeve t-shirt under my singlet because I wasn't comfortable showing that much skin. I gradually became more comfortable with the runners attire and dropped the short sleeve t-shirt and by seasons end I dropped the compression shorts too. My time dropped to 19:30 which I mainly attribute to wearing less clothing.
Broke my arm so I didn't get to race track but I was sold and next year in 9th grade XC I bought my own pair of split shorts to wear to practice.
Just Do It.
I don't run anymore. But I wear my split shorts when we have a bbq.
Alright, seems like the split shorts do make a difference. Looking forward to wearing them for a race.