Days are getting longer and sun comes out more often – this means spring has finally arrived! What is a better way to work out during warmer days than going out for a quick run? It is simple, it is pleasant, and it is a way to train your whole body.
Preparing for the first spring run
To make your running work out the most effective it can be, prepare beforehand. First step – you obviously have to fuel your body. Eat a simple meal about 3 hours before you are planning to run. Avoid the foods that are slow to digest or that are heavy on the stomach. Remember also to hydrate the body – drink mineral water 1-2 hours before the run. Plan your route – preferably on an even terrain with flat surface if you are a beginner, as it lowers the risk of injury. It is great to have an app installed on your smartphone that will track your progress and motivate you to reach set goals. Start slow and don’t be an overachiever. And finally, choose your running outfit! Dress not to impress, but to feel good and light. Imagine as if it is 10-15 degrees warmer outside, since your body temperature will raise by 10-15 degrees.
What you should wear for a spring run?
There are a couple of staples in a runner’s wardrobe:
Sweat is your worst enemy, so invest in a breathable running top that will keep your body cool and dry. Some of running tops available on the market have a special ventilation systems, so if you’re planning a longer run, opt for those. Lightweight materials are a perfect option, as well as a relaxed, casual fit (try Nike or Pink Soda brands).
2. Running leggings
Whether you prefer high rise or low rise, your leggings should fit tight and comfy. Performance fabrics that support and compresses muscles are a must. Hidden pockets will fit your keys or any tiny essentials that you want to take with you. Running leggings come in both muted, elegant colours and in vibrant, edgy patterns. Pick the ones that go along with your personality the best! Ronhill features both styles, so check out their products if you are on a hunt for leggings.
3. Running jacket
If you’re planning to run during a warm, sunny day, a simple track top will be sufficient. But if you are a hardcore player not afraid of rain, choose to wear waterproof running jacket. It will keep you covered, especially when it has a hood! It should be ultra lightweight and easy to carry when it stops raining (we love and recommend Adidas jackets).
All these items will make sure that you feel comfortable during the run. Complete your spring run look and enjoy every step!