I think it’s safe to say we are in the middle of summer running… I don’t know if it’s been the same where you are, but man, it has been toasty up in Minneapolis this week!
Last night I ran 10 miles in feels like 90* weather and was basically a sweaty mess:
Even though it’s hot, it definitely doesn’t feel the same as running 90* temperatures down in Austin. I know the humidity levels are probably different, but there always seems to be a little bit of a chill in the air up here… which I kinda love. Especially when it comes to warm weather running.
However, with the right summer running gear, I think it makes all the difference in the world for a more comfortable run. I’m linking up with Rachel @ Running on Happy to share the things that I’m loving right now:
1. Greenlight 3″ Running Short Tight
It took me a long time to pull the trigger on buying these shorts because of the 3″ inseam. I have a few pairs that are three inches and they fit but are a little too short aka trigger the self-awareness of how short they are. These are amazing though. I love the fit and the fact that they don’t move… plus! Since they don’t ride up, the 3″ doesn’t feel that short. Definitely a fan.
2. Women’s Raquel Tank
I have a couple of different colors in this tank (and I think it was named something different), but I love the Women’s Raquel Tank from Janji! It’s so comfortable and I love how it has some style on the back, but it doesn’t make it impossible to get on (sometimes I look at all these strappy clothes and wonder how long it takes people to put it on).
3. Brooks Running Launch 4
Ahh I LOVE the new colors that Brooks just came out with the Launch 4. I kinda don’t want to run when I know there might be some mud or it might rain, because I can’t ruin them! 🙂
4. Nathan Quick Shot (10 ounce)
One of these days I’m going to switch over to a hydration pack (anyone have some good recommendations?), but for now, the Quick Shot gets the job done. I usually stop to refill once, especially when it’s really hot, because the water gets warm and gross. Plus, the city of Minneapolis does a fabulous job with water fountain placement and keeping them maintained.
5. PRO Compression PC Runner Socks
The PC Runner socks have been in my sock rotation for a long time (see picture #3) and they are my favorite on hot, sweaty or rainy days. I love the tight fit and the fact that they are so light… plus, they come in some super fun colors!
What’s some of the summer running gear you’re loving right now?
What do you love/hate about running in the summer?
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