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What Should I Wear On My Run?

I’ve written about running before because it plays an important role in training for boxing. Great boxers like Mohammed Ali have always included running in their training. Preparing to run in Stamford, CT, can determine your benefit from that endurance training. Not only do you have to plan a safe route, but also what to wear when you run. It’s not about fashion but about getting the most from the run and helping to keep you safe while you’re running.

The right shoes make a difference.

Investing time and money in the best running shoes is vital. Your shoes can affect your running and prevent injuries. It’s not about name brands but getting the right fit. Go to a store that specializes in running shoes and clothing. You have some options to consider besides fit. Where are you going to run? If you’re going to run on trails, you’ll need a thicker tread than if you’re running on asphalt. Do you want more cushioning or lightweight shoes? Cushioned shoes are beneficial for heavier individuals and new runners. Only you can decide what feels comfortable.

If you have running shoes, you need running socks.

Choose your running socks before you get your shoes. Wear them when you shop for shoes. Their thickness makes a difference in how the shoes fit. Your socks also make a difference whether moisture is wicked away from your feet or if you get blisters. Choose synthetic blends with acrylic, polyester, or CoolMax materials in warm weather and wool blends for the winter. If you’re prone to blisters, thicker socks may help.

The rest of your clothing is common sense and your decision.

You don’t have to look like you stepped out of a running magazine when you go for a run. However, common sense dictates a few things. Wear layers you can remove as you become warmer, especially in cold weather. Look for clothing that wicks sweat and won’t chafe. Use clothing made of higher-tech fabric that can keep you both warm and dry in the colder months and cool and dry in the hotter ones. Avoid cotton, especially if you want your running clothes to last longer.

  • If you’re running early in the morning or later in the evening, wear reflective clothing to be safer. There are shoes with reflective materials, hats, shirts, and pants. The easier it is to see you when it’s dark, the safer you are.
  • The style of sock you choose is a personal choice. Low-cut socks near the ankle are the most comfortable for some, while others like calf-high or higher socks with extra support. The weather also can determine the type of socks you wear.
  • In cold weather, warm up before you run so you don’t overdress. If there’s a chance of wearing too many layers, make the top layers something you can remove and tie around your waist when you get warm.
  • Women should have a good sports bra for support. Compression socks may also be beneficial for recovery. Wear gear that has pockets or use a pack to carry your phone. Having a phone is vital for emergencies.

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