This morning was my last official “long” run for the Santa Rosa Marathon — 16 miles. I do have a training run next weekend, but I don’t think it’s in the double digits so at this point in my training, it doesn’t feel that long (ask me in a few months, though). So, this was the weather when I finished:
And it wasn’t much better when I started. I struggled a little bit, but gave my chance to walk because I knew that the weather was making it harder than it should have been. Everyone on the trail looked like they were having a hard time. I am definitely looking forward to when we have some cooler running weather!
One of the things I always make sure I do is try out new gear on training runs (especially longer runs, if I’m considering wearing the items on marathon day) and so today I tried out THREE new things. I know, extra bold! Here’s what I tried and what I thought:
—> Moving Comfort Juno: This is one of the bras that was recommended during my sports bra fitting and I was a little like, huh, because I know that this bra is designed for women who need more support while running. So, I would never have grabbed this one on my own but I am SO glad that I have it in my collection.
It provides full coverage, so when I put it on, I thought to myself that it was the type of sports bra I’d be comfortable wearing shirtless. I felt like it had such great support and was super comfortable — it doesn’t have the compression factor like so many other sports bras. I think it jumped to the top as my new favorite sports bra. (PS I did have a little chafing on my back, I am not sure if it’s from the sports bra or from something else this week so will keep an eye on that)
I’ve never worn underwear specifically designed for sports or running until today. I guess I never really thought about it. I must admit that I am careful in picking what I do wear on a long run day especially. These were so comfortable, they are seamless which means you don’t feel them at all. They didn’t move and did a good job wicking away sweat. I have a few more pairs and I will definitely be wearing these on marathon day!
—> Ravenna Double Tab Socks: I feel like wearing proper running socks like these make all the difference when you are pounding out the miles. I never used to wear “real” running socks until a few years ago when I was gifted a pair and I realized what I was missing out on. They keep your feet so much more comfortable. I used to always get a burning sensation on the ball of my foot and I don’t get that anymore. The Ravenna Double Tap Socks are super comfortable and I love that, even with as much as I was sweating today, I didn’t have a soggy feeling in my feet.
Have you tried anything “new” lately? What was it? Love it or hate it?
What’s the weather like by you? What’s your favorite season?
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