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What are the best running shorts for marathon training? (Post 4: Essential running gear)

running_tights_for_marathonI refuse to wear running shorts (during long runs or races, that is).  Did that get your attention?  Thought so!  No, I don’t run naked.  I am way too self-conscious for that.  In fact, in an effort to avoid the brazen head to toe spandex look, I used to wear shorts.  Unfortunately, women’s running shorts seem to get shorter and shorter each year.  My skin is very sensitive and even with bike shorts under my shorts; I still had a few cases of chafed thighs.  So, I converted to running tights (tight running shorts) and haven’t chafed since!  If tight pants aren’t for you, don’t worry.  There are plenty of options.

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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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