Keep Running Wear Leggings

As I write this blog post the Philadelphia Marathon is drawing closer and closer as its website reminds us, currently there are only 25 days, 20 hours, 43 minutes, and 36 seconds. (http://www.philadelphiamarathon.com/) Maybe you are a long time runner and are pumped for yet another race or maybe this will be your first endurance race ever, regardless we have got the gear to prepare you for race day!


Fall running to me means leggings. I LOVE leggings. If you have not tried a pair of Lole leggings than you have no idea what you are missing. See these three awesome pairs below.

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Left: Lole Lively Capri, Center: Lole Glorious Legging, Right: Lole Shock Legging

The Lole Lively Capri has changed my life and converted me into a total Lole fan! These awesome leggings are high rise making them perfect for yoga and pilates, as well as running and they have control top. The Lole Glorious Legging come all the way down to the ankle. These fun patterned leggings are extremely soft so you are excited to put them on and then you wont want to take them off. Finally, the Lole Shock Legging are fleece lined making them ideal for the dropping temperatures.

It is important to have breathable layering pieces on top so that you keep your core warm when you get your blood pumping.

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Left: Patagonia R1 1/4 Zip, Right Top: Patagonia Nano Air Vest, Right Bottom: Lole Icy Vest

The Patagonia R1 is a great layering piece over a light garment or even next to skin. Here I paired the R1 with the Patagonia Nano Air Vest. The Nano Air Hoody won Outside Magazine’s, The Best Gear of the Year Award in Winter 2015. You can also see here the Lole Icy Vest. Similar to the Nano Air Vest, the Icy Vest has synthetic insulation. The sides feature more breathable paneling. It’s reflective stitching also makes you more visible on the road.

Now let’s talk about hands. My hands are ALWAYS cold! A good pair of running gloves is key.

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Left Top: Runners 1 Etip Glove, Left Bottom: Runners 3 Overmitt, Right: Runners 2 Etip Glove

The North Face Runners 1 Etip Glove is a reflective moisture wicking glove that is also smart phone compatible. The North Face Runners 2 Etip Gloves are also smart phone compatible and are the mid weight glove in the running series. They are water resistant, offer wind protection, and feature reflective hits. Finally, the Runners 3 Overmitt is fully waterproof, breathable, and features reflective hits. All three of these gloves are designed so that you can wear them together or alone depending on the conditions.

 

Featured Staff Favorites:

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Left: The North Face Women’s Reactor Hoodie, Right: Arc’teryx Delta LT 1/4 Zip

Clifford recommends for men the Arc’teryx Delta LT 1/4 Zip. He says that this is a great activewear fleece because it is extremely lightweight, he tends to be a warm person but does not get too hot when wearing this while he runs. We carry the Delta LT in several different colors.I am super excited to add The North Face Women’s Reactor Hoodie to my closet as I think it is an awesome workout top. This light weight garment feels as soft as cotton but is actually synthetic and includes TNF FlashDry technology, making it highly moisture wicking. I also really like the thumb loops so that the sleeves stay in place when I layer up.

I hope you find this post helpful as you hit the roads, trails, and treadmills in pursuit of staying active this fall. As always we hope to help you look and feel your best!

Happy Running 🙂

Elise