I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, having stylish and functional running gear will always be successful in getting me out the door for a run. We have been going through a spell of sunny but cold weather so the idea of hitting the pavement is a whole lot more tolerable than heading out in the rain.
I’m well overdue for some new running shoes so I though I would put together a whole look at the same time. I’ve had a lot of good gear in my time and a lot of bad gear as well, so I know what I like when it comes to the different elements of my running outfit.
Shoes: I am very faithful to Asics when it comes to my running shoes. I recently bought some Nike free’s and while they were cute looking and colourful, I just didn’t get the support that I get with my Asics. This particular pair is Asics Nimbus, which are perfect for my feet and running style. I recommend getting the sales person to analyse your feet and running style in order to get the very best pair for you.
Tights: Adidas know how to make a good pair of running tights and this pair is made in collaboration with Stella McCartney which is a bonus.
Tee’s/Singlets: I’ve been a fan of the nike singlets for a while now – they are functional with dri-fit technology and have the right amount of style for a running singlet. (The “right amount of style” being a little bit of ‘something’ while still remembering that you are just going out for a run..)
Bra: I have never tried a Lululemon running bra before but the description for this particular bra describes exactly what I am looking for: “This little number was designed to keep our ladies on lockdown when we’re running our hearts out.”
Socks/hat: Again, Nike have been very good to me in the sock and hat department. They have good technology with their fit and have good sweat wicking properties.
Layering: I love the look of this Lululemon merino pullover – Canadians are OBSESSED with Lululemon and while they make really nice workout gear, it all has a really nice price to go with it so I haven’t actually bought anything from there, but if I did, this pullover would be my choice. Merino for warmth, a longer back to cover up my butt and mesh panels for breathability.
Watch: Polar have great technology with their watches, synching to your heart rate monitor and allowing you to track your results and progress. They also have a few colours to choose from allowing what could be a rather manly accessory to take on a feminine touch.
So during these colder winter days and nights, when the pull of the couch can be stronger than the pull of the running buzz, treating yourself to some new running gears may be all the running motivation you need to get out that door.
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