This weekend is the big run. For over a month you and your team have been preparing for this day. With only a few days left, it’s time to think about what to wear!
Now the obvious answer is PINK! It’s the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure after all. But what else? Here are my top four items when heading out to crush some run goals for a great cause.
**Note that at time of publish the Weather Network is reporting 14 degrees with a chance of showers. So keep that in mind and dress for the weather! **
This should be an obvious one, but I don’t want it to get over looked. You should wear a pair of runners that you’ve practiced in. They shouldn’t be to worn and should have enough cushioning and stability appropriate for your running biomechanics. With news of rain, consider a good pair of moisture-wicking running socks or wool socks which can keep your feet dry and can help prevent blisters.
A singlet, t-shirt, or long sleeve shirt. Your attire will be influenced by your goals and possibly the weather. Consider a loose fitting tank top if you are planning on crushing the 5km with your fastest run yet. A t-shirt or long sleeve shirt might be more appropriate if you’re planning on a less vigorous and longer effort. Your fabric should definitely be moisture wicking to keep you dry and of course, the colour of your choice should be pink!
Shorts, capris or long running tights are basic elements in any runner’s wardrobe. Look again for technical fabrics that will keep you dry. Similar to what you wear on top, you’ll want to have your outfit reflect your goals. Again if you’re wanting to hammer out an epic fast time, shorter is better. If you’re keeping it more leisurely consider capris or pants. So me, I don’t like my legs to get wet, so capris if it’s warmer and tights if it colder when running in the rain. Pink pants? Why not!
Check out my Pinterest board of running style for more ideas on sweating in something cute.
Even in the rain, sunblock is a must. Be sure to use at least an SPF-30 or higher. My sunblock is built into my daily moisturizer and make-up, so I know I’m always covered.
Bonus: Post Run
Also consider bringing a change of clothes for after the run, consider a long sleeve shirt or sweater and even a change of comfy pants. With rain you might even want a change of socks or shoes. The most important thing to remember is that you are getting out there for a great cause, so no matter the weather in your area, have fun, smile lots, and cheer loud!