Marathon Gear Picks

Marathon Gear Picks

 

These were the pieces I wore on Marathon Monday. It was a warm day with temps in the low 70’s, not many layers were needed- in fact I was wishing that my team’s colors were something a little lighter than black! I was given a team T-shirt from the Boston Bruins Foundation (similar to above shown). For a run that I knew would last about 4 hours I wanted to stick with gear and clothing that I know I am comfortable in, so I went with my tried and true resources.

Following my bib pick up, I hit up the expo at Hynes Convention Center and could not resist buying one article of clothing I have long wanted to have for my own- the official Boston Marathon ‘Celebration Jacket’. I love that the year I ran has such a great color scheme for the jacket; especially the top stripe of ‘Nantucket red’ along the yoke. It was just meant to be. Since I’m used to running in a hat and given the sunny forecast, I also bought a Boston Marathon baseball hat (different color and probably lighter weight than pictured above).

Next, I dashed over to Lululemon and grabbed a new Energy Bra sports bra. This model has been my long time favorite; it provides solid comfort and has criss-cross strap detail in the back, which looks good if you have to abandon your shirt! I purchased one in a black and white pixely dot pattern to coordinate with my basically-all-black gear. I also grabbed a pair of their Squad Goals shorts, which were an excellent choice. These were super light- perfect for the warm weather, and they had smart built-in pockets, which were ideal for storing a few energy gels, extra hairpins, and even my iPhone!

I ran the marathon in my trusted Saucony Kinvara 7s. I absolutely LOVE these- my second pair since I started training back in November, and they are just the best fit and weight. A great level of cushioning but still enough connection to the road, and light enough for the distances of marathon training and marathon running. My legs were definitely on fire at the end of the marathon but my feet felt pretty good.

My Applewatch Series 2 was on my wrist for the marathon, but it was the one piece of gear that I actually did not use, or look at even once, throughout the entire race. But the black sport band of the watch did work well with the rest of my marathon wardrobe 😉

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