The benefits you can get from having some running essentials are plenty and can make a huge difference in your running performance and motivation. You may be preparing for your first marathon or just beginning to run trying to reach those first 5K. In either case, you need running essentials to help you reach your goals and stay at your best. Also, depending on the season, you will need to use different running essentials. For example, in the winter season, you may use a second layer of clothing and tights with thick fabrics to keep you warm. While in the summer you may use a cap, shorts, and tank tops to help you stay dry and cool. In this article, we provide some advice on running essentials, so you can later decide for yourself what’s the best gear for you.
Essential Running Gear
At the very least, your running essentials should keep you safe and comfortable while running. Your top activewear needs to be comfortable and allow mobility without being too loose. It should be breathable and moisture-wicking thus helping you stay cool and dry. The Running Republic provides hyper-technical running shirts, tank tops, and hoodies that are great for training and for medium and long-distance competition. You will find plenty of functional features such as reflective details and rings to pass the cables of your headphones.
As for the bottom activewear, you will need technical shorts for warmer climates and long tights to tackle running in cold climates. Our 2-in-1 technical woven short is very effective for running in all conditions. Both the inner and outer shorts are elastic for excellent mobility and performance. The inner short is a medium compression fabric providing muscular support while the outer is a micro-perforated fabric with excellent breathability. A convenient back pocket lets you store gels, keys, and other items.
In addition, you will need the following essential running accessories for women and men: a running sunhat, sunglasses, a hydration bottle, and a tracking device. A sunhat and glasses are essential to protect your eyes and face from the sun and wind. When it comes to hydration, there are different options available such as handheld bottles, hydration vests, belts, and more. Choose the one you feel comfortable with and that is not too heavy to carry. Also, a device to keep track of your progress is very important. To start out, you can use your phone's built-in GPS and an armband for this purpose, and later on, you can switch to more sophisticated gadgets.
And of course, wear light and comfortable running shoes. You want quality shoes that protect your joints and muscles by effectively absorbing the impact of your feet hitting the road. Also, never bring brand new running to choose to compete. You properly test them and let them properly adapt to your feet before attempting any medium or long-distance runs.
Visit us at The Running Republic and check out our high-quality and stylish activewear collection. You will find different sustainable leggings and clothing made of colorful designs to show your eco-activism. We recently launched our new spring 2022 collection entirely of sustainable and eco-friendly materials. Until supplies last, get a free backpack or duffle bag with your purchase over 100€. Also, join our efforts for a better and more sustainable future and follow our social networks on Facebook and Instagram.