Everyone has their quirks.
What can’t you race without? (Not counting the obvious – running shoes & socks)
Here are my must haves:
It keeps my unruly hair out of my face. It also shields my face from the sun, wind and rain. Not a fan of headbands and visors – anyway you can get melanoma on your scalp.)
Brooks Run Happy ones are my favorites but I can wear most brands (even race ones).
I wear contacts and the wind, sun and glare bother my eyes. I’m pretty partial to Goodrs. And they have so many colors, they can match my outfit.
In the spring and summer, it’s just a skirt but in the fall and winter, I have ones that have capris and tights attached.
I love the pockets that it hides (and my thighs, of course).
4. Race Belt
I don’t like to put pins in my clothes. I also like to have the ability to take off an outer layer. I can carry my phone in it. That leaves room in my pockets for GUs and car keys.
Yes, I have raced without it and I don’t rely on it during a race. But I like to look at the stats after.
** Compression Calf Sleeves
Not a necessity but maybe my security blanket. Once I race without them (in Florida), I ended up with a calf injury. Now I wear them all the time. I wear the calf sleeves so I can wear any socks I choose.
Happy Running! What are your race necessities? Please share.
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