As temps start to drop and leaves turn, the correct clothes, with the right seams, at the proper length become crucial components to a successful and comfortable run. There's nothing worse than being miles deep and feeling the sting of chafed skin and ache of unsupported arches. Check out some of my favorite running products and reasons why I love them.
Not going to lie, my running gear isn't really that different from my everyday wear... I just love being a student and having a job where athletic attire is not only socially acceptable, but encouraged.
Women's Fall Running Gear Guide
Nike Free 2: After 8 miles, a light weight shoe is exactly what I look for in a running shoe.
Fitbit: There are no words to fully embody the love affair I'm having with this little hunk of plastic. It easily tracks mileage without the added bulk AND estimates energy expenditure.
Reebok CrossFit Headband: The width of this headband is really what makes it a winner. It can also function as an ear warmer, as needed.
Lululemon Run Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve: This ultimate running top is constructed of seamless Silverescent, an anti- bacterial, anti-stink fabric that reduces chafing.
Nathan Speed 2 Water Bottle Belt: Staying hydrated is important to achieving maximum athletic performance. This belt makes carrying water easier, while encouraging you to suck down that precious H-2-O (if only to get rid of some extra weight).
When it comes down to it, yes, the gear makes that possibly dreaded run slightly more bearable. But more important than that, your making a commitment to improving your health.
What is your #1 running gear essential?
photo credit: kaneda99
10/16/2012 at 11:30 AM