Thursday, March 5, 2009

Race Shorts

Speed Work Wednesday was...really sweaty! I'm glad it's out of the way.

Thursdays are always 3 "easy" miles plus weights. It's a nice way to decompress and not worry about speed or distance, but DANG sometimes 3 miles HURTS.

After my 13 miler on Saturday (I'm referring to it as my "Almost Mini") I'll be hitting the malls with RCP and CC for some long overdue shopping.

And, naturally, I have some race gear on my list...particularly race shorts. Here are some contenders:

These seem to be pretty popular amongst young, female distance runners. They come in a wide array of colors, including a Live Strong style with a slick yellow stripe on the hem. The Nike website makes me want to spend entire paychecks on running gear.

Reebok Core ShortsI'm a big fan of Reebok's "cold gear" because it's cheaper than Nike, Adidas and Under Armour. These shorts are pretty basic and similar to the Nike's, so they might be the best choice for my first half marathon.

Brooks Element Shorts

Be still my heart...Brooks. They saved me. I couldn't run more than 2 miles without recurring pain in my right knee. And then I started wearing Brooks shoes and no more knee pain. Swooooooon...I just love Brooks. My wallet on the other hand, hates Brooks.

My Cousin (and my running partner for the Derby Mini) found a hot pink tech shirt that reads "Does this shirt make my butt look fast?" which is adorable. But I think "This Might Hurt a Little" is a more accurate choice for a race teeshirt slogan.

Decisions, decisions...I love being a girl.

1 comment:

  1. so uhh, wanna go shopping on Saturday?

    Get some Livestrong shorts so you don't get cancer later on in life. I think that's how that works.