Don’t show up to the Crim in your grungy running clothes; you have trained hard for this big day and deserve some technical yet fashionable apparel to keep you cool and comfortable on race day. Consider the following key pieces of running and walking apparel and their importance as you prepare for the Crim this Saturday:
Your race shirt should be comfortable and made of wicking material to pull the sweat away from your skin to keep you cool. Dri-FIT by Nike, Equilibrium Racerback by Brooks, and Icefil by New Balance are all examples of popular wicking technology. If you have never done so, just touch the Icefil fabric and you will be surprised of how cool it is to the touch.
Most people focus on the shirt, but your shorts are equally important since you lose a lot of heat through the crotch area. Please leave your basketball shorts at home and consider some running shorts to help keep you cool and comfortable.
The right socks can make a huge difference on race day, so be sure to remember that cotton is rotten. If you wear regular socks your feet will get very hot, wet, and uncomfortable very fast. Wicking socks are a must have to keep your feet happy.
Besides shirts, shorts, and socks, make sure you wear a good pair of running shoes that are fit for your feet.
If you are lacking on any of the above apparel there is no need to worry because you can find everything you need for the Crim and all your upcoming races at Complete Runner. Stop in the store this week and be sure to look for us at the Crim Fitness Expo on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for your last minute Crim race needs.