The FFF Guide to Stylish Marathon Gear
How to look fab while running
SKINS A200 Women’s Compression Long Tights $110
We’re addicted to wearing these, and for many reasons. Not only do they suck everything in, but they also improve circulation and help to get more oxygen to your muscles, allowing you to work out longer and reducing pain the next day. The fabric also helps to stabilize your body temp whether it’s hot or cold outside, and offers SPF 50 protection in non-mesh areas. Ladies, it doesn’t get much better than this! Plus, Skins is offering free shipping when you use the code FREESHIP!
Timex Marathon GPS $94.56
This amazing tool will keep track of all of your speed and distance during training and race days. It allows you to view basic distance, pace, and speed, along with calorie consumption data. You can also set the hands-free auto lap feature that will allow you to take splits at pre-set distances without having to worry about pushing any buttons. And the best part? It doubles as a fun, oversized watch on non-racing days.
Camelbak 2012 Delaney Plus $40
It’s über-important to stay hydrated while running, but often hard to find something that’s not super bulky and heavy. This pretty pink pack is equipped to carry water, gel, keys, and media, and features their BPA-free bottle that’s easy to squeeze. After all, you don’t want to be distracted by anything on race day. Every second counts!
2XU Performance Run Singlet $60
It’s essential to choose running garments that are moisture wicking. And that’s why this lightweight, breathable, anti-odor singlet is on the very top of our list. Who really wants to be smelly and wet for an entire marathon? And double plus, it comes in a variety of pretty colors. There’s always fashion on our brains!
Clif Shot Bloks Margarita Chews $35.75
Obviously we’re obsessed with anything margarita flavored, and this flavor just so happens to have three times the sodium to ward off muscle cramps. Throw these in your race pack and pop them along the way. They’re 33 calories per cube, making it easy to keep track of electrolyte intake. Cheers to that!
Gore Air 2.0 Windstopper Active Shell Lady Jacket $351.96
A lightweight jacket is essential for runs that start in the early morning. This jacket is light, packable, windproof, breathable, and water resistant. Other perks? It was designed for the serious runner who still wants to look fashionable. Swoon.
Yurbuds Inspire For Women Headphones $29.99
Ever get annoyed with headphones that fall out of your ears while running? Well, that won’t happen with Yurbuds. They’re guaranteed to never fall out of your ears (tried and true!). And this new collection was developed for women by women, and comes in an array of chic colors.
Sketchers GOrun Running Shoes: $80
These are literally the lightest shoes we’ve ever laid eyes on. But don’t let them fool you. They’re heavy on the details, such as technology that promotes a mid-foot strike, 360-degree flexibility, and feedback to promote a responsive run. And for all of you sock haters, there’s a sock liner already built in. Did we mention we’re crushing on the bright colors, too?
Posted on November 2, 2012
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