Thursday, May 1, 2014

What do you wear to run fast?

After weeks of training to crush my current 5k PR at the Nicolet Bay 5k, race week is finally here ... and I'm sick! Ugh, this couldn't have come at a worse time. But nevertheless, the show must go on. I may be down, but I'm certainly not out ;) It just means I'll need to dress the part until I feel the part. 

To run fast, I wear ...

My Oiselle Team singlet. At a race that counts, I always wear this clothing item. I love running for such a great company and it reminds me to fly fast with every step. 

#GoFastTakeChances

My speedy girl pants. Short shorts are great. Buns are better. While it's true that an outfit can't make up for a lack of training, a speedy outfit WITH the right training is a great way to feel - and actually run - fast on race day.

Oiselle Competition Brief - aka Speedy Pants

My racing flats. Trainers are fantastic for everyday miles. But when it comes to race day, it's flats all the way. Preferably ones in an obnoxiously bright color. 

Saucony Type A Flats - the best racing shoe ever!

And, if all else fails and the clothes aren't enough to get me to run faster during the race, I'm just going to think about this:


Tell me: What do you wear to run fast?

See you at the finish line!

- ST

9 comments:

  1. Well, hi there Mr.Gosling. So nice of you to wait for me. :)

    As I would NEVER have the cahonies to wear those little bottoms (you GO girl!), I'll never toe a start line without my vast collections of Beecause Charms. I swear the blinginess makes my foot move faster!

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    1. I'll have to check out those charms - love the idea of a little foot bling :)

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  2. Oh no! Hope you start feeling better soon. That's the worst when you get sick before a goal race, but I'm sure the adrenaline on race day will probably make you forgot all about it. :).

    Oh buns, I refused to wear them for the longest time in college, but then I found out that they actually work better for me than spandex. Flats always make me feel sooo much faster. I feel like a completely different person when I put them on. The fact that they're so light and put them on signals to my brain that it's "go time". And a funny little story about your Oiselle singlet...I ran a five mile race in November and there were a couple of women wearing one...and my immediate reaction was "eek there's the super fast people" ha

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    1. I've found the same thing - buns stay up and in place better than spandex shorts. It's a comfort thing :)

      You are super fast and should totes apply to join the Oiselle team!

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  3. i wear short shorts when i run most of the time. i never even considered wearing those racing briefs because i guess i always thought they were more for professional runners. lol! i've never seen them on anyone in a race i've run in. i would love to wear those but i think i might feel self conscious in them. i hope you feel better and rested for your race! you'll do great!

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    1. I say, you should wear what makes you feel comfortable and if it's a pair of racing briefs, then go for it! Granted it's a bit uncomfortable at the start when you look around and realize no one else is wearing buns, but once you get get going, the free leg feeling is fantastic and you'll be glad you wore them :)

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  4. I always wear my singlet - it gives me an instant mental power boost! I've been wearing distance shorts as well. Nice and airy :) Haha

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    1. I love Distance Shorts - I wear them during most training runs and longer races. The pockets can't be beat!

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