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 😉

VT-Inspired Winter Run Gear

I had so much fun exploring new routes on my recent visit to Woodstock, Vermont- it’s always such a great experience to connect with a new place by running. I’ve shared some favorite finds to make for a very northern-inspired-and-styled run. I recently changed over to these Saucony Kinvara (7) and they were pretty much life-changing; not too much cushioning and providing good stability on slightly snowy and rutted dirt roads ;). Post-workout pampering with a pedicure at the Woodstock Inn & Resort Spa was a must after my 12 mile run; they also carry this amazing lightweight moisturizer by Naturopathica to keep your skin hydrated in dry, cold weather. A cup of coffee was even more enjoyable in these simple, homey “Silo Mugs” by local Farmhouse Pottery.
Northern Exposure

Black on Black Run Gear

Back to Black

Black is without a doubt, the dominant color in my wardrobe – and that extends to my workout clothes too.  The key to working with black on black (or any monochromatic outfit) is to mix fabrics and textures. I love these leggings with perforated mesh panels and this jacket by Lululemon is similar to an older version that is my go-to outerwear to get me through cold, rainy running days.


T shirt
adidas.com

Water repellent jacket
lululemon.com

Legging
carbon38.com

NIKE sports bra
nike.com

Shoes
adidas.com

Hat
lululemon.com

Public School fitbit
bloomingdales.com

S’WELL
carbon38.com

 

 

Rest Day Style

Taking a rest day from running is best enjoyed when you can indulge in a few relaxing rituals; maybe a manicure,  sipping a cup of tea, or making time for an at-home mini spa experience with a soak. I like this grapefruit citrus bath soak by Indie Lee, infused with a trio of natural salts and citrus oils that are kind to aching muscles.

rose + gold rest day essentials

Early Winter Run Gear

When gearing up for an early winter run, it’s best to layer. I recently purchased this lightweight thermal vest, and it’s the perfect outer layer to wear over a  fitted long sleeve top for early morning runs. The multi-colored pattern based in black is easy to coordinate with other pieces from my workout wardrobe.

 

plum power