Have you ever stopped to consider that the clothes you wear while running should perform a purpose more than just covering your body?
Your shoes perform a purpose, and your feet will tell you what that is rather quickly if your current shoes are old or if the shoes you have aren’t the right fit for your feet.
Your shirt, shorts, and socks are no different if you really think about it. They should help you to perform your best, and if they don’t they are doing nothing more than covering your body.
You may notice the “good” runners get this, as you see them wearing their singlet at the races. At this level a tenth of a second can be the difference between first and second place, so there is no room for error.
But most of you are never going to win a race, and your goal may be to improve your time or maybe just to finish a race. Whatever your goal may be, the proper tech wear will help you to achieve it.
The technology of running apparel has increased dramatically over the years, now offering benefits such as SPF protection from the sun, lightweight and breathable to keep you cool, wicking to more the sweat off your skin, and even anti-odor. Compared to the person who runs in their favorite cotton shirt and old basketball shorts, the runner who has the running tech wear will be more comfortable and less likely to overheat, meaning he or she will be able to perform their best.
Stop by Complete Runner to check out the new spring and summer tech wear and start taking advantage of the performance it brings to your training and races.