Well hey there! I was so happy to get back out on the roads this morning with the Irving Running Club crew. 7.77 miles for me total with some 800s thrown in on the track towards the end! It’s just something about being out on the track that I love…pushing myself and getting it done.
So today since fall is fast approaching I thought I’d give you some of my must haves for the fall racing season! This without a doubt is my favorite time of year for running. Although it’s still pretty warm down here in Texas (yep we haven’t said goodbye to 90 degree days just yet) I can feel the temps dropping somewhat in the morning, my pace picking up and just feeling stronger overall. Come on mother nature! Keep that cool breeze coming.
Here are some of my essentials in no particular order…
–Capri leggings- I basically am in love with anything Nike related because they always are good about including zippers for me to drop my car key in when I’m running around in the mornings. Plus they just have so many colorful patterns and they’re very comfortable an easy to move around in.
–Breathable tank tops- Down here it’s just still so humid but it’s getting a tad cooler in the mornings, so these tops are perfect and breathable for those sticky sweaty 5 AM miles right before the sun comes up.
–Good sports bra- I don’t know about you, but boob chafing for me is very real. I really need good support for the girls and a good sports bra really goes a long way.
–Half zip for chilly mornings- This will be more useful as we enter the months of October and November but I love having a cozy half zip running top when it’s 50 and below for running. It’s always important to dress as if it’s about 15-20 degrees warmer so I just need something light I can tie around my waist once I really get going.
–Massager- I pretty much keep things like this and also my foam roller around my house for easy access at all times. Grab this and roll some of those kinks out while you’re watching TV and you’re good to go.
–Garmin w/ built in HR monitor- Lately I’ve been peeping the Garmin 235 for fall (I got to test it at a social run recently and fell in love) and winter training. I love that it has a heart rate monitor already built in as well as other awesome technical stats that will really keep you motivated on the run.
What are some of your essentials for fall racing?