Archive | May, 2012

What is the best running bra for marathon training? (Post 3: Essential running gear)

running_bras_are_importantGuys, stop here.  Ladies, let’s have some girl talk.  This morning a very smiley (oddly, given what I’m about to tell you) woman bounced past my sister and I on the running trail.  We watched in horror.  Well actually, we cringed.  It wasn’t her smile (that was fine).  It was her chest.  Or rather the bouncing blur that was her chest.  She had no bra on whatsoever!  Ouch! Perhaps you feel a kinship with our free styling jogger lady.  However, I beg of you, not to “hang loose” when you run.  Here’s why…

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What is the best running shirt for marathon training? (Post 1: Essential running gear)

running_shirt_for_marathonDo you know the difference between a work out shirt, singlet, training shirt and racing shirt? I certainly didn’t!  It shocked me that there was not a standard type of running shirt.  The good news is that it doesn’t have to be so complicated.  Today’s post covers continues our series on Running gear every marathoner needs.  Here is everything you need to know about a running shirt: Continue Reading →

Running gear that every marathoner needs

Essential_Running_Gear_for_Marathoners Don’t make the same mistake that I did.  We were working off a pile of grad school debt and avoiding expenses.  So, I started marathon training wearing all cotton: socks, shorts, tanks and college-era sport bras (and college was NOT recent for me).  It took exactly 2 long runs and a bad case of boob chafe to determine that I needed better gear.  Thanks to Dave Ramsey and eating a lot of beans and rice, our debt is now gone; and those running clothes are too! Along the way, I discovered a few items that I wouldn’t do another long run without…

 

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