Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 at
It’s been quite a few years since running tights came into fashion amongst the running population. And today they have evolved in such a way that it is acceptable to wear them not only for your run, but out and about doing your chores or going for a coffee. I don’t know what I’d do without them as I chafe so badly on my inner thighs.
Running tights are designed to be form fitting or relaxed and there are literally hundreds of variations in cut and material. They are anatomically designed to fit the runner so perfectly that they move with your body and are perfectly comfortable. I have a pair of winter tights that are so soft and cuddly that I have a hard time not wearing them all day long.
Running tights basically come in three lengths – full pant, capris or shorts. With a couple exceptions, these features cover all three lengths.
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Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 at
Moisture wicking, comfort and support is key in choosing the sports bra. These days technology in fabrics have advanced so far that you don’t have to feel wet and uncomfortable during your run.
Finding Comfort in a Sports Bra
Having a good sports bra with proper support is of great importance to us gals so that we feel that much more comfortable in our runs. Any female runner that has sweat in 100% cotton, knows how much it means to have an exercise bra that will wick moisture from your skin. These features are not only important when choosing your running bra but also when choosing running shorts, tights, socks or any other running or triathlon gear. Read the rest of this post
Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 at
Running is a great sport in that it doesn’t require a lot of high tech, expensive gear. There are, however, a few must haves for new runners and you might be surprised at the items on the list. Most of the items I’ll mention can be bought for a relatively small amount of money, and will make your running experience much smoother and easier.
Basic But Essential Running Gear
Ok, this one is a no-brainer, but you don’t have to go out and buy the most expensive shoes you can find. When it comes to running shoes, price does not always equal quality. Read the rest of this post
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at
One of the great things about running as a sport is its simplicity. While it’s certainly enjoyable and even recommended to surround yourself with like minded training partners, at its basic element, running is something you can do for yourself and by yourself.
There isn’t a lot of equipment required, but having good gear makes a big difference in your comfort and enjoyment of the sport. One of the best innovations for runners in the last 20 years has been the advent of moisture wicking fabrics. For runners who run in cold weather, staying relatively warm and dry on a run is much easier with fabrics such as Gore-Tex and polypropylene which wick moisture away from the body while providing a barrier to keep moisture from the outside from getting in. Read the rest of this post
Thursday, November 17th, 2011 at
Winter is fast approaching and for those of us in Northern climes, that means running in temperatures that are often well below freezing. These conditions lead to some unique health and safety concerns that you should be aware of when planning your daily run. With the right gear and a little foresight, winter running can be enjoyable even in the harshest conditions.
Winter Running – What to Wear
During the winter months, the difference between an enjoyable run and a truly miserable one often comes down to your choice of running gear. Here are the basics that every runner should know:
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Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 at
We runners don’t ask for much. For many years we plied our trade in nothing more than shorts, shirts and running shoes. Technology has advanced, however, and now there are a few more items that we simply can’t live without. Or at least, they make our running lives easier. Here are the top three items that we require, as based on a recent runners poll. Read the rest of this post
Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 at
Back in the good old days of the running boom, runners had to wear the same socks for running that that wore in the rest of their daily life. Have a look at a picture of a race from the 1970s or 80s and you’ll see some of the competitors even wearing dress socks!
Fortunately, things have changed for the better. There is now a wide selection of running socks to chose from that are lightweight, moisture resistant and can even help reduce blisters. Here are some things to look for when you’re shopping for running socks. Read the rest of this post
Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 at
After investing in a brand new pair of running shoes, why not take the next step and invest in a brand new pair of socks for running. I, personally, treat myself to a pair of running socks every time I run in an event. A short while ago, I had been running in these older thinner socks regularly, being cheap and wanting to get my money’s worth out of them. One morning I decided to put on a new pair of socks and I just couldn’t believe how different and pampered my feet felt. I was sold – and the old pairs went in the garbage.
Similar to other items of running apparel, running socks are also better when made out of synthetic fabrics and not cotton. Most runners prefer running socks that are thin, lightweight and ankle high. Read the rest of this post